Ch 2: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 3: Matter and Change

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The Matter and Change chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential earth science topics of molecules, compounds and elements. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Matter and Change textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Matter and Change chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the matter and change topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • The relationships between molecules, compounds and elements
  • Acids and bases
  • Solids, liquids, plasma and gases
  • Average atomic mass and isotopes
  • Thermodynamics and the law of energy conservation
  • Covalent and ionic chemical bonds
  • Formulas of ions

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11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 3: Matter and Change
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The Atom

1. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

What Are Elements?

2. What Are Elements?

Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.

Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

3. Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

When you drink a glass of water, you are actually drinking a combination of heavy water and light water. What's the difference? Is it harmful? This video will explain the difference between the two types of water and go into detail on the significance of the different isotopes of elements.

Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

4. Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

Learn how ions are formed using the octet rule. Use the periodic table to predict the charge an atom will have when it becomes an ion. Learn whether an ion is a cation or anion and how to write the formula depending on what charge the ion has.

Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

5. Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

Everything on Earth is made of atoms, and sometimes they combine to form new groups of atoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to these combinations, which account for the vast number of things we find in our natural world.

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

6. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

Mom always said that sharing is caring. This lesson will explore how electrons affect the chemical reactivity of atoms and specifically the merits of sharing electrons.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

7. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

Did you know that the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride? Find out how sodium and chlorine atoms come together to form your favorite seasoning.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

8. Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

Do you really know what's in your tap water? It's not just water - it's a mixture of many different things. In fact, most things are mixtures of different elements and compounds that are physically joined together.

Acids and Bases

9. Acids and Bases

Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

10. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

11. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

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