Directions: Use what you have learned in the lesson to answer each of the questions below. Be sure to use complete sentences. You will need to refer to the periodic table to help you with some of the questions. 1. Describe how the periodic table differentiates between metals and nonmetals. 2. What type of element is most abundant: metals, nonmetals, or metalloids? 3. Give the names and symbols of three metalloids from the periodic table. 4. Identify items in your life that are made of each type of element: metal, nonmetal, and metalloid. For each item, explain why the properties of that type of element are necessary for the function of that item. Example: Metal: My curling iron has metal in its wires and on the barrel of the iron. The metal wires are necessary to conduct electricity and the metal on the barrel is necessary to conduct the heat that causes my hair to curl. Metal: Nonmetal: Metalloid: 5. Complete the following table by comparing and contrasting the properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. Properties may include appearance, conductivity, phase, location on the periodic table, or abundance. Properties and Characteristics of Metals Properties Shared by Metals and Metalloids Properties and Characteristics of Metalloids Properties Shared by Metalloids and Nonmetals Properties and Characteristics of Nonmetals 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 4. 4. 4.