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Copper for Kids


Copper Properties
Atomic Structure
How Copper is Made
Copper in Your Life
Uses and Applications of Copper
Interesting Facts
Interesting Facts


  • was the only metal known to man for almost 5,000 years
  • has an infinate recyclable life
  • has a recycling value with at least 95 percent of the value of primary metal from newly mined ore
  • nicknamed policemen "cops" or "coppers" because old uniforms had copper buttons
  • was used for the skin of the Statue of Liberty
  • has the same Egyptian symbol as eternal life, Ankh.
  • is used in everything today as a metal

This is the Egyptian symbol Ankh used for eternal life as well as copper.