MYP 10
 
 


Unit 10.1.4: Corrosion


E-assessement - B1: Periodic Table

  • metals (and non-metals)
  • transition metals
  • Redox reactions
  • reactivity series
  • extraction of metals
  • corrosion
  • electrochemical cells

Objectives

  • To understand that the atmosphere is a reactive environment
  • To understand the nature of rusting
  • To understand the social and economic impacts of corrosion

Introduction

Corrosion can be considered to be a term meaning "chemical erosion", or wearing away through chemical reaction.

Video of the silver bridge disaster

Student activity

Research and prepare a powerpoint presentation on corrosion

The presentation should NOT be about the Silver Bridge collapse, but should focus on the impact of science on the problems caused by corrosion.

 

Resources:

Silver Bridge Disaster 1

Silver Bridge Disaster 2

Silver Bridge Disaster 3

Assessment

Criterion D - Reflecting on the impacts of science


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