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Ch 24: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Matter

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Begin a solid refresher course in basic chemistry by reviewing the lessons in our chapter on matter. The lessons provide a comprehensive review that will help you to successfully answer the questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Matter - Chapter Summary

By working your way through the lessons in this chapter, you can reinforce your subject knowledge of the properties, states and composition of matter in preparation for the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test. You will review the following material in these lessons:

  • Properties and states of matter
  • How to separate mixtures
  • Elements, compounds and the periodic table
  • Chemical properties, formulas and reactions
  • How to balance a chemical equation
  • Chemistry of organic molecules: types and composition

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MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Matter Objectives

As part of the requirements for teacher certification or the acquisition of a teaching endorsement for science, the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam measures the degree of subject area competence demonstrated by each candidate. Each of the four domains is worth 25% of the test score, and the lessons in this chapter address competencies under the Physical Science domain.

The questions on the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) test are multiple-choice. You have the option of taking the test using either a computer-based or paper-based format. Regardless of which format you prefer, there will be 100 questions to answer.

13 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): 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.

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

2. 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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

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.

Atomic Number and Mass Number

4. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

5. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

What Are Elements?

6. 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

7. 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.

What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

8. What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

Characterizing substances by their properties is essential in identifying them. In this lesson, you'll learn how chemical properties give us clues about the nature of a substance by looking at some common examples.

What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

9. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

10. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

11. Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

Learn more about carbon and hydrogen and see how these atoms come together to form distinct molecules. Also, study the difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules.

Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

12. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

If you've ever wondered what gives vinegar that sour flavor, you may not realize that you have contemplated functional groups. View this lesson for an introduction to organic chemistry, functional groups and how they are part of your daily life.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

13. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

From everyday man-made items like milk jugs and styrofoam to natural proteins and plant materials, the world is full of polymers! Check out this lesson to learn how polymers are constructed on a molecular level.

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