Metals cartoon (BBC Bitesize)
Watch the cartoon to find out about the ways in which metals are extracted, the properties of metals, and alloys. There is a quiz at the end.
Electrolysis cartoon (BBC Bitesize)
Watch this interactive cartoon to find out more about ions, electrolysis, how copper is purified and how sodium chloride is split up into useful chemicals.
Making and recycling cars cartoon (BBC Bitesize)
Watch this cartoon to find out about aluminium and steel, rusting, materials used to make a car and how cars are recycled.
Extraction of metals (s-cool)
Follow the links to concise revision notes on the extraction of metals, then have a go at the multiple choice questions and exam style questions.
Electroplating video clip (BBC Bitesize)
Watch this video clip to find out about an application of electrolysis - electroplating.
Extraction of metal quizzes (Doc Brown)
Have a go at these quizzes to test your understanding of the ways in which metals can be extracted.
Electrolysis quizzes (Doc Brown)
Have a go at these activities to check your understanding of the uses of electrolysis.
Extracting and using metals (BBC Bitesize)
Read through the pages to find out how many metals are extracted by reduction, what properties metals have and what they are used for. There is a quiz at the end.
Rusting (BBC Bitesize)
Read this page to find out about rusting.
Metallic bonding (BBC Bitesize)
Read this page to find out about metallic bonding.
Superconductors (BBC Bitesize)
Read this page to find out what sueprconductors are, what they are used for and what their limitations are.
Extraction and purification of copper (BBC Bitesize)
Read this page to find out how copper is purified by electrolysis.
Read through this page to review your understanding of electrolysis.
Using electrolysis (s-cool)
Read through this page to find out how electrolysis is used to purify copper and to extract useful materials from brine (salt water).
Electrolysis summary - Bitesize
Read through this series of pages to revise your understanding of electrolysis.
Ionic, covalent and metallic solids (SCool)
Read this to check you understand the different properties of ionic, covalent and metallic solids.
The blast furnace (S-cool)
Read through this concise summary of how the blast furnace is used to extract iron from its ore.
Extraction of aluminium (S-cool)
Read through this summary of how aluminium is extracted using electrolysis.
Read through this summary of rusting and learn how to prevent iron and steel from rusting.
Reactions of metals - the reactivity series (s-cool)
Read the text and watch the animations to find out how observing metals react with other substances can allow you to make a reactivity series.