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 and molecules.

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.