Properties of materials III
BASIC SCIENCE JSS1 First term
Sub-Theme: Safety, Material and Processing
Theme Understanding Basic Science and Technology
Properties of materials 3
Students should be able to:
- Define what metals are
- Classify metals into ferrous and non ferrous metals
- Describe the properties of metals.
Metals are solid materials obtained from a natural product known as iron ore found in some places under the earth.
Types of Metals
Metals are classified into two groups namely, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
(i). ferrous metals: These are metals that contain iron. As such, they can be attracted to any magnetic properties. Examples include steel, razor blade and nails.
(ii). Non-ferrous metals
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