“We now know that stars which are abundant in heavy metals are five times more likely to harbor orbiting planets than are stars deficient in metals.”

— DEBRA FISHER, a professor of Astronomy At Yale University
researching detection and characterization of exoplanets.

Metals and Non-Metals

Could our knowledge of metal elements help us find life on another planet? Are these important elements the reason for our existence here on Earth?
Humankind has certainly benefited from the abundance of metals on Earth. Every day, in nearly every facet of life, we use metal materials. Metals are some of the most important materials used in manufacturing and building. We also find metals in medicines, our blood, the earth’s core, computer and car batteries.
Metal elements makeup over 75% of the periodic table and have unique properties that we can experiment with and observe making them some of the most valuable materials in our universe.


  • Vinegar
  • Bowl, glass or jar to hold vinegar experiment
  • Paper, Pencil and Colouring Materials

Optional Materials

  • Thermometer
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Balloon or comb

Prepared Materials

Available for pick-up Tuesday June 1st after 1pm.

  • Steel Wool
  • Gloves
  • Workbook

This week we will be exploring and experimenting with metals and learning their properties! It’s going to be mind-blowing, don’t worry we won’t get too heavy.☢



Topic: Metals and Non-Metals
Hosted By: Wendy Graham
Start: Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021 03:15 PM
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Current Timezone: America/New_York

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