The Discovery

Aluminum was discovered by a man named Hans Christian Oersted in Denmark. Hans was born in 1777 and discovered Aluminum in the year of 1825 and then died in 1851.

The Element Symbol

The Element symbol is a pair of letters that stand for a certain element. The element Al stands for Aluminum.

Parts of the Element

The atomic number of aluminum is 13. The atomic mass is 26.982. An atom is made up of Protons, Electrons and Neutrons. Aluminum's atomic number is 13 so there would be 13 protons and 13 electrons. Aluminum has 14 neutrons. Aluminum is in period 3 of the periodic table of elements. The electron configuration is 288.

Description & Uses

Aluminum is silver. It looks like metal and it is very shiny. Aluminum is used for many things, some things are... Refrigerators, pots, pans and door knobs.


Aluminum can be found in the earths crust.