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Video Lesson: Properties of metals 1: Physical Properties

Video Lesson

Subject
Chemistry

Description of the video lesson
In this lesson the physical properties of metallic elements are summarised.
The importance of metallic bonding is described and some examples of physical properties are listed with short explanations.

Partner presentation
Limerick Institute of Technology

Level of English
Basic English vocabulary and some technical knowledge.

Pre-requisites
Students should have basic English vocabulary, e.g. names of everyday objects.
Students should also have previous knowledge of elements, the periodic table and bonding.

Language aims
The lesson uses simple English vocabulary and grammar as well as technical terminology.
Keywords include:
Physical
Chemical
Properties
Metals
Metallic
Periodic table
Elements
Zig zag line
Left
Below
Majority
Metallic bonding
Atoms
Bond
Positively charged
Cation
Electrons
lattice
Dense
Melting point
Lustrous
Shiny
Conductors
Electricity
Malleable
Tensile
Ductile
Sonorous
Magnetic
Cobalt
Iron
Nickel
Tensile strength
Ductile
Wires
Sonorous
Ring
Magnetic

Subject aims
The subject aims are:
Describe where metals are on the periodic table.
Describe metallic bonding.
Lust and give examples of physical properties of metals.

Students' Difficulties
The abstract component of the topic of bonding is difficult.

Students' Skills
Students should be able to describe physical properties of metals using a combination of simple grammar and vocabulary and ore technical terms.

Teaching Resources

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Type of Product

Language Skills Developed

- Videos

- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

- Interactive activity
- Project-based activity

- Interaction
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Multiple choice questionnaire

- Interaction

- Interactive activity
- Project-based activity

- Interaction
- Reading