quiz

 

Amalgam

 

assignment

 

 

Amalgam is a special alloy that has a special mixture of metals, one of the metals being mercury. Mercury can be mixed with most common metals apart from iron and platinum to form an amalgam. Amalgams have many uses. One of these is to fill holes in teeth after the dentist has drilled and cleaned decayed teeth they may use an amalgam filling made out of silver & mercury, which is a special alloy that has a special mixture of metals, one of the metals being mercury.

Project

Find out what dentists use to fill teeth now. Also find out other uses for amalgams. See the explanation given about alloys, this project can also be incorporated with your research on alloys.

 

back

 

©2000 Teaching Treasures™ Publications