Metals: Occurrence, Processing & Extraction


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What term is used to describe a naturally-occurring substance that may contain metal?

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1. Which statement about the occurrence of metals is FALSE?


Use the clue to identify the type of processing and extraction of metals:

Uses bubbles to make certain materials float

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multiple-choice questions will test your understanding of metals, including how they're processed and extracted. Specifically, you'll be quizzed on topics like the term for a substance that occurs naturally and might contain metal and the characteristics of the occurrence of metal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the following before taking the quiz:

  • Processing/extraction of metals that uses bubbles to make materials float
  • Material that contains metal and has no commercial value
  • Type of processing that uses magnetic properties

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on a naturally occurring substance that contains metal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a processing of metal that utilizes magnetic properties and the extraction process that uses bubbles to make a certain materials float
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the attributes of the occurrence of metal

Additional Learning

Explore metals further with the video lesson called Metals: Occurrence, Processing & Extraction. Consider the following topics that will be highlighted in the lesson:

  • Metals in their natural state
  • Grade of a metal
  • Extraction methods
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