Grade 8 investigates Elements and Compounds

Grade 8 students have been investigating how elements are placed in the periodic table. They found out that most elements are metals. As part of their investigation they were given four unknown samples which they had to identify as metal or non-metal using scientific techniques. They tested the samples for conductivity of electricity, malleability, reaction to acid, as well as appearance.

By Maggie Adams, MHS Science leader, MS Science teacher