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GACE Physics: Properties of Matter Chapter Summary
The topics in this chapter will confirm and enhance your existing knowledge as well as introduce you new or unfamiliar concepts that will be tested on the GACE Physics assessments. Our instructors are qualified to help you prepare for the questions on the following topics:
- Physical and chemical properties of matter
- States of matter
- Chemical and physical changes to matter
- Methods of separating mixtures, including: chromatography, distillation and filtration
You can use our text transcripts as a guide to make your studying more efficient. Our highly accessible video lessons are equipped with a tagging system that makes jumping to specific topic points easier and more efficient for your study.
Objectives of the GACE Physics: Properties of Matter Chapter
The GACE Physics assessments includes two subtests that assess your knowledge and understanding of physics concepts in order to determine your ability and eligibility for teaching middle or high school science courses in the state of Georgia. Properties of matter are tested in the Thermodynamics, Atomic and Modern Physics subarea, which makes up 40% of Test I. The self-assessment quizzes provided at the end of each lesson will test your comprehension of the information covered on the exam and also give you insight to the types of questions you'll actually see on test day.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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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