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Science Language You Should Know and Use
Objective 1: Describe the structure of matter in terms of atoms and molecules.
- Recognize that atoms are too small to see.
- Relate atoms to molecules (e.g., atoms combine to make molecules).
- Diagram the arrangement of particles in the physical states of matter (i.e., solid, liquid, gas).
- Describe the limitations of using models to represent atoms (e.g., distance between particles in atoms cannot be represented to scale in models, the motion of electrons cannot be described in most models).
- Investigate and report how our knowledge of the structure of matter has been developed over time.
All About Molecules
Ask Grandpa (SciBer Text)
The Atoms Family
Chem4Kids.com - Atoms
Does It Matter? (SciBer Text)
Itsy Bitsy (SciBer Text)
Molecules – Nature’s Building Blocks
The Particle Adventure
Phases of Matter
Phases of Matter - Animation
Structure of the Atom
Structure of Matter
What’s the Matter With the Model (SciBer Text)
Objective 2: Accurately measure the characteristics of matter in different states.
- Use appropriate instruments to determine mass and volume of solids and liquids and record data.
- Use observations to predict the relative density of various solids and liquids.
- Calculate the density of various solids and liquids.
- Describe the relationship between mass and volume as it relates to density.
- Design a procedure to measure mass and volume of gases.
Characteristics of Matter
Chem4Kids – Matter – States of Matter
Density Definition Page
Diver Dan (SciBer Text)
Don’t Let Your Colors Run! (SciBer Text)
Fill it Up! (SciBer Text)
HowStuffWorks – Density for Kids
I Love Density! (SciBer Text)
Mass the Gas! (SciBer Text)
Mass, Weight, and Density
Mythbusters: Counter Intuitive
Phases of Matter
Science Behind Hot Air Balloons
The Spangler Effect: Density
States of Matter
States of Matter (SciBer Text)
What is Density?
Objective 3: Investigate the motion of particles.
- Identify evidence that particles are in constant motion.
- Compare the motion of particles at various temperatures by measuring changes in the volume of gases, liquids, or solids.
- Design and conduct an experiment investigating the diffusion of particles.
- Formulate and test a hypothesis on the relationship between temperature and motion.
- Describe the impact of expansion and contraction of solid materials on the design of buildings, highways, and other structures.
All Cracked Up (SciBer Text)
Later, Gator! We’re Out of Here! (SciBer Text)
Matter and Molecular Motion
Particle Motion (SciBer Text)
Properties of Matter Applets
The Race is On! (SciBer Text)
What’s Milk Got to Do With It? (SciBer Text)