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3.1: What is Matter?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Student Behavioral Objectives

  • The student will:
  • define matter and explain how it is composed of building blocks known as atoms.
  • explain the differences between substances and mixtures.
  • classify mixtures as homogeneous or heterogeneous.
  • identify the chemical symbols of common elements.
  • explain the difference between an element and a compound by their symbols or formulas.
  • demonstrate the proper use of parentheses and subscripts in writing chemical formulas.
  • determine the number of atoms and name of each element in a compound.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
What is Matter? 2.0 None

Activities for Lesson 1

Laboratory Activities

1. None

Demonstrations

1. None

Worksheets

1. What is Matter Worksheet

Extra Readings

1. The Scientific Method and the Socratic Method

Answers for What is Matter (L1) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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