Heavy Metals: Definition & Examples


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What are heavy metals?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a heavy metal?

2. Which of the following is a past use for lead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet focuses on what constitutes a heavy metal. You'll be tested on your general knowledge of this topic as well as more specific information about how these metals are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions addressing the following:

  • The definition of heavy metals
  • Examples of heavy metals
  • Past uses for leads
  • Causes of mental instability in hat industry workers
  • Arsenic poisoning

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define heavy metals and identify an example of them
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding related causes of mental instability and arsenic poisoning
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between what is and isn't a past use for lead

Additional Learning

To study these metals further, you can go over the corresponding lesson, Heavy Metals: Definition & Examples. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Define lead
  • Familiarize yourself with copper
  • Explore the qualities of arsenic and mercury