6th Grade Science Vocabulary Metals, Non-metals, Metalloids
An element that is typically a hard, shiny solid, is malleable, and is a good conductor of heat and electricity
An element that is usually a gas or brittle solid at room temperature, is not malleable or ductile, is a poor conductor of heat and electricity, and is typically not shiny
An element that shares some properties of metals and some of non-metals
Those characteristics that can be observed without changing the identity of the substance such as size, shape, luster, conductivity, malleability, and magnetic attraction
Those characteristics that can be observed when a chemical reaction changes the identity of the substance, such as potential to rust, corrode, or combust
A property that describes if heat or electrical charges pass through the material easily
The way the surface of a mineral reflects light; either metallic or non-metallic such as silky, dull, glassy, or resinous
A property that describes the ability of the material to be rolled or hammered into thin sheets
A property that describes if the material is magnetic
A property that describes if the material has the ability to be pulled into thin wire without breaking
Red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture
The result of a chemical reaction between a metal and its surroundings during which the metal is oxidized.
The process of burning. A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light.
The amount of matter in a given space or volume, a relationship between mass and volume
Likely to break, snap, or crack when subjected to pressure