About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Properties of 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||Matter||Chemical and physical properties, elements, mixtures, pure substances, and compounds|
|Tuesday||Additional properties of matter||Intensive properties (temperature, density, boiling point, molecular weight, color, and pressure), and extensive properties (i.e., how much?)|
|Wednesday||States of matter||Phase changes, liquids, solids, gases, chemical changes, and chemical reactions|
|Thursday||Mixture separation||Heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures, manual separation, magnetism, crystallization, evaporation, capillary action, distillation, filtration, chromatography, and retention factor|
|Friday||Beer's Law||Use this law to show the connection between the concentration and the absorbance of matter|
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. Examples of Intensive & Extensive Properties of Matter
This lesson will explore some examples of intensive and extensive properties to help you identify them more easily in the future. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to define intensive and extensive properties and provide examples.
3. Properties of Matter Lesson Plan
Looking for a fun way to teach your students about the properties of matter? In this lesson plan, you will find a text lesson that delivers the basics, an activity that demonstrates the changes in the states of matter, and a worksheet to wrap up the lesson.
4. 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.
5. States of Matter Activities
States of matter are easy to see, but much harder to explain. Help your students understand the topic, while having fun at the same time, with these ideas for states of matter activities.
6. 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.
7. Beer's Law: Absorbance & Concentration
Beer's Law relates the absorbency of a substance to its chemical concentration. In this lesson, we'll review light transmittance and absorbance and how Beer's Law is used to determine chemical concentrations.
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