What are elements, compounds and mixtures? This secondary lesson plan is set up with an introductory classification investigation. The lab will help students decipher why materials are classified based off their properties, and allow them to create their own classification groups. The powerpoint is broken up into visuals, notes, videos and questions to present the material to all types of learners. There are many formative assessments throughout the powerpoint, to check and see what the students are understanding.
**I typically have my students write the text in RED
*classifying elements by the properties investigation
*History of elements
*classification according to characteristics
*Periodic Table (element name, atomic number, atomic mass and symbol)
*element family vs period (solid liquid gas)
*chemical formula (what makes up compounds)
*compound vs mixture
*is it a element, compound or mixture?
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