2nd Quarter Content

Here is a list of the concepts that will be covered in the 2nd quarter:


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.

1. Measure the mass and volume of both regular and irregularly shaped objects and calculate the density of those objects.
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.

2nd Quarter Websites

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