During this unit, we will focus on the following GA Science Standards:
S8P1. Students will examine the scientific view of
the nature of matter.
a. Distinguish between atoms
b. Describe the difference
between pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures.
c. Describe the movement of
particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas states.
d. Distinguish between
physical and chemical properties of matter as physical (i.e., density, melting
point, boiling point) or chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility).
e. Distinguish between
changes in matter as physical (i.e., physical change) or chemical (development
of a gas, formation of precipitate, and change in color).
f. Recognize that there are
more than 100 elements and some have similar properties as shown on the Periodic
Table of Elements.
g. Identify and demonstrate the Law of
Conservation of Matter.