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


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


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.



Silver Bridge Disaster 1

Silver Bridge Disaster 2

Silver Bridge Disaster 3


Criterion D - Reflecting on the impacts of science

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