Chapter 1

The understanding that particles make up the underlying structure of matter has led to advancements in technology.

Student Resources:
 Lessons  Outcomes  Lesson Resources  Assessment
Safety in the Laboratory
Students Will Understand:
  • Lab Rules
  • Safety Hazard Symbols
  • MSDS
  • Environmental Safety
Various methods of assessment are used on a daily basis. Formative methods are observed daily as students work on notes, worksheets and group work. Summative assessment is done at varies times by means of homework, assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and unit tests.
Properties and Classification of Matter
Students Will Understand:
  • Properties Used to Classify Substances
  • Physical Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Pure Substances
  • Elements
  • Compounds
  • Mixtures
  • Heterogeneous
  • Homogeneous
  • Recognizing Chemical Reactions
Developing Ideas about Matter
Students Will Understand:
  • Food Chemistry
  • Heating and Freezing
  • Salting
  • Fermentation
  • Metallurgy
  • Aristotle's Description of Matter
  • Alchemy
  • Antonie Lavoisier
  • Law of Conservation of Mass
  • John Dalton
  • J.J. Thomson
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Neils Bohr
  • The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom