PROPERTIES OF MATTER
We will learn about properties of matter in the context of knowing that all living and non-living things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another.
2. Compare and contrast mass and weight.
3. Identify unknown substances based on their characteristic properties.
4. Explain the law of conservation of matter and use evidence to illustrate how that the amount of matter before and after undergoing a physical or a chemical change in a closed system remains the same.
5. Create diagrams or models that represent the states of matter at the molecular level.
6. Explain the effect of heat energy on the motion and arrangement of molecules.
7. Describe the changes in matter at a molecular level during the physical processes of evaporation, condensation, freezing and/or melting.
8. Describe how matter can change, and explain how the amount of matter will stay the same (Law of conservation of matter).
9. Classify common elements and compounds using symbols and simple chemical formulas.
10. Interpreting the symbols and formulas of simple chemical equations.
11. Explain that when substances undergo chemical changes to form new substances, the properties of the new substances may be very different
from those of the old.
12. Use symbols and chemical formulas to illustrate chemical changes.
http://www.chem4kids.com/ general site
http://www.tryscience.org/ general site
http://alkaseltzer.com/as/student_experiment.html fun experiments with alka seltzer
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/ all about atoms and energy
http://www.pslc.ws/macrog/kidsmac/index.htm all about polymers
http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/periodic_table.html interactive periodic table of elements
http://www.islandnet.com/~yesmag/projects/index.html cool science stuff you can try at home
http://www.ohaus.com/input/tutorials/tbb/TBBread.html practice measuring on a triple beam balance
http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/character.html the difference between solids, liquids and gases
http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/matter/states.html states of matter
http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/ interactive mass, volume and density activities
http://www.annenbergmedia.org/interactives/periodic/index.html all about the periodic table
http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_content/science9/secondfl/index.html general site (a different approach)
http://www.wfu.edu/~ylwong/balanceeq/balanceq.html balancing equations
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/phases/ phases of matter