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Ch 6: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Organization of Matter

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These brief, engaging, convenient videos are a great way to review the organization of matter as you get ready to take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 certification exam. Use the quiz after each lesson to test yourself on the ideas.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Organization of Matter - Chapter Summary

These short, entertaining videos and companion transcripts are a fun and accessible way to study the organization of matter principles you'll likely find on your TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 exam. Chapter topics include:

  • Elements, molecules and compounds
  • Heterogeneous mixtures and ions
  • Atoms and subatomic particles
  • The four states of matter

Use the quick quiz after each lesson to see how well you've understood the video topics and gain confidence with the material. If you have any questions about the organization of matter, ask our instructors for assistance.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Organization of Matter
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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?

Atomic Number and Mass Number

2. 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.

What Are Elements?

3. 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

4. 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.

Heterogeneous Mixture: Definition & Examples

5. Heterogeneous Mixture: Definition & Examples

You come into contact with mixtures every day. Most of the foods we eat and drink are some form of mixtures. In this lesson, you will learn about heterogeneous mixtures and the types of heterogeneous mixtures recognized by scientists.

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