Teaching Resource

Physical Properties of Metals Worksheet

PDF, Google Slides | 2 pages|Grade: 6

Practice identifying the common properties of metals.

This characteristics of metals and nonmetals worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your Properties & Changes in Matter lesson.

In questions 1-3, students will identify the physical properties of metal responsible for each scenario described. Then, they’ll use their knowledge of common characteristics of metals to classify 4 items as metal or nonmetal and explain their reasoning. 

Worksheet Scaffolding and Extension Tips — Characteristics of Metals and Nonmetals

Use this common properties of metals worksheet everywhere your students put their knowledge to work! 

  • Post-lesson Exit Ticket 
  • Classroom science center activity
  • Lesson warm-up
  • Homework
  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)

Got fast finishers? Challenge students who have a grasp on the concept by coming up with additional explanations for the characteristics discussed.

Support struggling students by using this worksheet as an intervention activity or with a guided group. 

A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their science notebooks.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

Get more handy worksheets here!  


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

Don’t stop there! We’ve got more science activities we know your students will love:  

   

Teach Starter Publishing
Published by Teach Starter Publishing
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Comments & Reviews

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

Suggest a change

Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!


Report an Error

You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...

Help

Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are logged in to your account
  2. Check that you have a paid subscription
  3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

Contact us

More time-saving Worksheets resources!

Show more Worksheets resources