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 -> Molecules Explained
Video link -> Compounds Explained
Video Link V1-> Mixtures vs Compounds
Video Link V2 -> Mixtures vs Compounds
Task #1: Independent Work with Teacher Intervention (40 minutes)
I am concerned about students falling behind as we move forward with Unit 2. I want to spend the beginning of this class agenda with getting all students caught up to speed. I will have you meet in groups of four while I pull students back one by one for academic conferences.
Link -> Tyler – SGI – Physical Science – Work Received Log
Task #2 (Groups – 30 minutes)
Experiment set up and test. 15 minute planning time and 15 minute experiment time.
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 must be complete if not already by next visit.
- Unit 1 students will need to finish the unit 2 handouts before next session.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions