European Copper Institute



Copper Education Section for Secondary School Teachers and Pupils

In our collection of copper education resources for students (11–18), teachers and anyone else interested in copper, you can learn about copper in biology, chemistry and physics, and discover why it is so important in modern society, as well as for industry, infrastructures, automobiles and a wide variety of professions.

Click Education Resources below to browse the full range of topics, divided into subject and age group.

Visit our competition page to find details of how you can win prizes for yourself and your school by learning about copper and using your creativity.

If you just want to discover some interesting facts, visit our Copper Facts page.

Did you know that fireworks give off different colours according to their ingredients, and copper creates the blue ones? By introducing chemicals and metals ground into tiny particles, different colours can be created for a fireworks display. When a firework explodes, the metal particles start oxidising, which creates the heat needed to excite the particles so they emit light and colour.

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