Obtaining and using metals

Obtaining and using metals
Publication Date: May, 2014
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource details the chemistry involved in the extraction of metal from ore.

The resource is a set of web pages concerning the chemical reactions and processes commonly used in the mining industry.

The reaction types covered include oxidation and reduction reactions as well as electrolysis for extracting more reactive metals.

The web page also has an interactive multiple choice test to check learning.

These tests give instant feedback and comments if students choose an incorrect answer.

Additional Information

Housed on the BBC Bitesize website designed to support GCSE science courses in the UK. No login required.

Although not particularly dynamic interactives, they cover the key concepts required at Year 10 and have the capability for the students to complete two multiple choice quizzes. The pitch of the content and the standard of questions would make this suitable for the majority of students, primarily as a revision activity. There is a higher level (tier) test which covers alloys.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products... > ACSSU187