Materials - Is It A Metal?
Some metals are shiny but not all shiny things are metal. These shoes are made of leather!

Materials - Is It A Metal?

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Are all solids made of metal? No - wood, glass and plastic are not metal. They are non-metals. How can you tell the difference between metals and non-metals? Metals are very important. They are often very strong. Metals are used in wires. They are inside lots of things that look plastic - computers and televisions have metals inside them. What do you know about metals and how they are used to make things?

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1.
Look at these chairs. The legs of these chairs are made from _____.
Plastic
Wood
Clay
Metal
What are the legs of the chair you are sitting on made from?
2.
These drinks cans are made from aluminum. Aluminum is a _____.
Plastic
Gas
Liquid
Metal
Aluminum is a light metal. It is used to make airplanes
3.
Which one of these is a metal?
Plastic
Water
Oxygen
Copper
A lot of water pipes are made of copper
4.
Sam is helping in the garden. He has a trowel. The trowel has a wooden handle. What is the rest of the trowel made from?
Wood
Plastic
Metal
Rubber
What is the difference between a trowel and a spade?
5.
The picture shows a tire swing in a playground. Which one of these is made from metal?
The tire
The bark on the ground
The chains
The air
What is your favorite type of swing?
6.
Which one of these is a metal?
Rubber
Brick
Iron
Steam
The picture is Iron Bridge in Shropshire. It was the first bridge in the world that was built from iron
7.
Gold is used to make jewelry. Other metals are also used to make jewelry. Which one of these is a metal used to make jewelry?
Lead
Iron
Silver
Tin
Gold, silver and bronze are used to make medals
8.
What are pound coins made from?
Paper
Card
Plastic
Metal
Coins are made of metal. What color is a 10p piece?
9.
Which one of these is a metal?
Diamond
Glass
Cotton
Gold
Diamond is not a metal
10.
What are cars mainly made from?
Wood
Stone
Metal
Plastic
The engine of a car is made of metal. Most of the body of the car is also made of metal
Author:  David Bland

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