Posted By Thomas L. Buck

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Secrets of the Samurai Sword: Classroom Activity

Based on the NOVA special, "Secrets of the Samurai Sword", students explore the characteristics of metals and produce a series of posters on different alloys, outlining their properties and how they are used.

Learning Objectives
Sword MetalsStudents will be able to:

  • locate metals on the Periodic Table of elements.
  • identify the properties of some common metals.
  • define what an alloy is.
  • explain how alloys can be used to produce objects that are used in homes and in industry.


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