Metals and Non-metals

Duration:  2 Weeks / 7 Hours
NS CAPS, Page 34

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between metals and non-metals by listing their properties.
  • Be able to group everything that is not metallic into the category of non-metals.
  • Be able to identify different types of materials that can be used to build certain objects.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz


  • A collection of wire, metals, coins, cutlery, chalk, sand, coal
  • A magnet
  • Brasso
  • Sandpaper
  • Polishing cloths
  • 2 x Non-transparent containers (e.g. yoghurt tubs)
  • Glass of Coke