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Matching Matter Worksheet: Is it an element, compound or mixture?

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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  1. Vocabulary Reinforced1. Matter – anything that has mass and takes up space2. Atom – smallest unit of a chemical element3. Chemical element – a pure substance that consists of only one type of atom – all naturally occurring chemical elements are listed on the periodic table4. Molecule – smallest unit
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Students practice sorting matter into categories such as chemical element, molecular element, molecule or compound. Students also identify matter by whether it is a pure substance or mixture. Mixtures can be further divided into liquid solutions or alloys.

Answer key is included.

Vocabulary used:

1. Matter – anything that has mass and takes up space

2. Atom – smallest unit of a chemical element

3. Chemical element – a pure substance that consists of only one type of atom – all naturally occurring chemical elements are listed on the periodic table

4. Molecule – smallest unit of matter consisting of two or more bonded NONMETAL atoms

5. Molecular element – molecule consisting of two or more bonded atoms of the SAME element

6. Compound – molecule consisting of bonded atoms from two or more DIFFERENT elements

7. Pure substance – sample of matter consisting of a single type of element or compound

8. Mixture – different substances that are NOT bonded, but only mixed together

9. Liquid solution – a liquid in which a solid, liquid or gas is completely dissolved

10. Alloy – mixtures of metals

You may also like these warm-up/exit cards on matching matter to supplement your lessons.

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NGSSMS-PS1-1
Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures. Emphasis is on developing models of molecules that vary in complexity. Examples of simple molecules could include ammonia and methanol. Examples of extended structures could include sodium chloride or diamonds. Examples of molecular-level models could include drawings, 3D ball and stick structures, or computer representations showing different molecules with different types of atoms. Assessment does not include valence electrons and bonding energy, discussing the ionic nature of subunits of complex structures, or a complete depiction of all individual atoms in a complex molecule or extended structure.
NGSSMS-PS1-2
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. Examples of reactions could include burning sugar or steel wool, fat reacting with sodium hydroxide, and mixing zinc with hydrogen chloride. Assessment is limited to analysis of the following properties: density, melting point, boiling point, solubility, flammability, and odor.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

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