Elements & Matter!
Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
In this unit students will investigate materials that surround us and the properties that make them suitable for usage in. Success will be measured utilizing two labs and an exam. The goal is for a student average of 85%.
Students will be able to better explain the following by the end of the lesson today:
- The difference between atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, and mixtures.
- What a periodic table is and how to utilize it.
Students can use this information when solving problems in their lives. How so? Let’s find out!
- Learn from mistakes
- Personal electronics only when appropriate
1st Set: Matter, element, atom, molecule, compound, pure substance, mixture
2nd Set: Solution, Solute, Miscible, Homogenous, Heterogenous, Solvent, Concentration
Course Digital Resources:
Link -> Interactive Periodic Table
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Game -> Little Alchemy
Game -> Little Alchemy2
Recap from Lesson:
Video Link -> Crash Course Chemistry – Periodic Table
Quick Quiz on Vocabulary
Based on the ticket out the door results from our last class I believe we need to revisit atoms, elements, molecules, etc. Today’s lesson will be focused on these things.
Task #1 – Atoms
Atom Size: .1 to .5 nanometers (100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair)
Task #2 – Elements
Video Link -> Top 10 Strangest Elements
Activity -> Atomic Investigation Worksheet
Task #3 – Molecules
Video Link -> Molecules Explained
Task #4 – Compounds
Video link -> Compounds Explained
Task #5 – Mixtures
Video Link V1-> Mixtures vs Compounds
Video Link V2 -> Mixtures vs Compounds
Task #6 – Calculating Concentration
Task #7: Independent Work with Teacher Support Time
Turn in the homework from last time. Unit 2 Pgs 1-4.
Unit Activities 3,4,5
Task #8: Student Developed Venn Diagram ( 8 minutes) – Finish
Ticket Out the Door:
At the end of today’s lesson I will be passing out Post-It notes. On the Post-It note you receive write down the most interesting thing you learned today and the most confusing thing you heard and put it on the inside of the classroom door as you leave today.
- Unit 1 revisions if you need to. That unit needs to get in promptly so it can be given to your teachers.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions