Ch 2: Holt Physical Science Chapter 2: Matter

About This Chapter

The Matter chapter of this Holt Science Spectrum - Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the science of matter. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Matter textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Science Spectrum - Physical Science Matter chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the matter 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:

  • Physical and chemical properties of matter
  • How compounds and molecules are built from elements
  • Pure substances
  • How mixtures are created
  • How to classify substances by physical properties
  • States of matter
  • Methods of separating mixtures
  • Graph construction
  • The density formula

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10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Holt Physical Science Chapter 2: Matter
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

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.

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.

How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

3. How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

Did you know that elements are like people and have different personalities? A few elements are very shy and love to be left alone. Others are very social and prefer to hang out with friends. In this lesson we will discuss how elements build molecules and compounds.

Pure Substance in Chemistry: Definition, Properties & Examples

4. Pure Substance in Chemistry: Definition, Properties & Examples

This lesson introduces the concept of the pure substance. The impact of purity on the physical and chemical properties are discussed and several examples are explored along the way.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

5. 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.

Classifying Substances by Their Physical Properties

6. Classifying Substances by Their Physical Properties

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what physical properties are and use them to classify some common substances. A short quiz will follow.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

7. 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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

8. 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.

How to Construct Graphs from Data

9. How to Construct Graphs from Data

This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.

Density: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems

10. Density: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems

In this lesson, you'll learn about density, the way in which density can be calculated from mass and volume, and that density of substances are constant. You'll get to calculate densities of various materials in different situations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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