Student Behavioral Objectives
- 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
Number of 60 min periods
What is Matter?
Activities for Lesson 1
1. What is Matter Worksheet
1. The Scientific Method and the Socratic Method
Answers for What is Matter (L1) Review Questions
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