Aluminium Facts for Kids

Aluminium Periodic Table
  • Name: Aluminium
  • Symbol: AI
  • Atomic Number: 13
  • Atomic Weight: 26.981539 u
  • Period: 3
  • Group: 13

25 Aluminium Facts for Kids

  1. Aluminium is a chemical element on the periodic table.
  2. Aluminium was first discovered and isolated by Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Ørsted in 1824.
  3. Aluminium got its variant name aluminum from Cornish chemist and inventor Humphry Davy in 1812.
  4. Aluminium got its name from British scientist Thomas Young in 1812.
  5. In the United States and Canada this element is spelled aluminum and everywhere else in the world it’s aluminium.
  6. Aluminium is a solid at room temperature.
  7. The symbol for aluminium is AI.
  8. The atomic number for aluminium is 13.
  9. The standard atomic weight for aluminium is 26.981539 u.
  10. Aluminium is in the post-transition metal element category on the periodic table.
  11. Aluminium is a period 3 chemical element, which is the third row on the periodic table.
  12. Aluminium is a group 13 chemical element, which is the boron group.
  13. Aluminium has one stable isotope.
  14. The melting point for aluminium is 1,220.58 °F (660.32 °C).
  15. The boiling point for aluminium is 4,478 °F (2,470 °C).
  16. Aluminium is the 3rd most abundant element found on Earth.
  17. Aluminium makes up around 8% of the mass of Earth’s crust.
  18. Aluminium is a popular non-ferrous metal, which is a metal with little to no iron.
  19. Aluminium is a ductile metal that can bend and be shaped with ease.
  20. Aluminium has a lot of applications. It’s used in a wide range of household items, building materials, packaging and transportation vehicles (cars, planes, etc.).
  21. Aluminium is an excellent building material because it weighs only a third of what steel weighs and it doesn’t rust.
  22. In 2016, over 64 tons of aluminium were produced worldwide.
  23. In 2016, the largest producer of aluminium was China and it produced 55% of all the aluminium that year.
  24. Aluminium can be recycled continuously and only 5% of the energy used to create it is required to recycle it.
  25. It is far cheaper to recycle aluminium than to produce new aluminium.

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