About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||The metric system and dimensional analysis||Meter, -meter, kilo-, centi-, milli-, mass, balance, weight, volume, liter, density, Celsius, Kelvin; factor-label method, conversion factor|
|Tuesday||Significant figures and scientific notation||Precision, converting, standard notation, exponent|
|Wednesday||Chemistry lab equipment||Balance, mortar and pestle, beaker, Erlenmeyer flask, volumetric flask, graduated cylinder, burette, evaporating dish, hot plate, Bunsen burner, ring stand, crucible, test tube, desiccator|
|Thursday||Matter: states and changes||Phase change, solids, liquids, gases, physical change, chemical change, chemical reactions|
|Friday||Separating chemical mixtures||Homogeneous, heterogeneous, manually separate, magnetism, dissolve, filtration, evaporation, crystallization, distillation, chromatography, capillary action, retention factor|
1. The Metric System: Units and Conversion
Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.
2. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
3. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.
4. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More
When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.
5. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties
How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.
6. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter
The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.
7. Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures
What are some ways that mixtures can be separated? Watch this video to explore several examples of ways you can separate a mixture into its individual components.
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