What is a Metal? - Lesson for Kids


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Special characteristics of metals, like being shiny, are called _____.

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1. What is the name of the type of rock that contains metal?

2. One of the physical properties of metal is that it is malleable. What does malleable mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will make sure you know the basic facts about metals. You will need to identify specific terms used when talking about metals as well as some of the ways they are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer the questions below to see what you remember about:

  • The term used to refer to characteristics of metals
  • Rock that contains metal
  • Things that are made using metal

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of metal to identify the term used to talk about the different characteristics of metal
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main terms, such as malleable and conductor
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about examples of things that contain metal

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this material, review the lesson titled What is Metal? - Lesson for Kids. New information explored will include:

  • How metal is removed from the ground
  • Different types of metal
  • What opaque means