Matter, atomic structure, mixtures, subatomic particles, density, physical change, chemical change, heterogeneous, homogenous, matter
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Intro to Matter PPT and Student Fill-in Notes
This PPT serves to give students a quick introduction to matter, elements, subatomic particles, heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures. Three pages of perfectly coordinated student fill-in the blank student note sheets are included. This presentation is best suited for middle school age students.
Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures, OH MY!
My students always have trouble sorting out the idea of an atom and how it relates to the elements. Understanding HOW to know when something is an element, compound, or mixture also confuses them. Enter this resource!
This resource contains a close reading (both in traditional notebook and interactive notebook formats), and practice differentiating between elements, compounds, homogenous, and heterogeneous mixtures. (Practice is also in both formats.) A foldable (for traditional notebooks) and INB materials are included to go over each of these concepts as well.
Heterogeneous and Homogenous Mixtures Foldable Activity and Lesson Plan
Designed to reinforce the difference between heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures, this product, aimed for middle school students, is designed to have students evaluate images in pictures (provided) to help them fill in their study-guide foldable. Lesson plan included along with follow up questions and answers.
Matter: Subatomic Particles Reference Sheet, Review and Foldable
This product was designed for use in a middle school classroom. A reference sheet, which defines each of the subatomic particles and how to find the number of each using the periodic table, is used to fill in a handout that defines protons, neutrons, electrons, isotope, mass number, atomic number, matter, and ions. Extra practice in included on finding the number of subatomic particles. A foldable activity is included to review and define the subatomic particles. You could use this for homework, classwork, in student binders or in an interactive notebook.
20 Matter Task Cards
20 Matter task cards designed for middle school students to review matter, elements, homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, and finding the number of subatomic particles. Student handouts included to fill in answers as they travel around the room to visit each of the task cards (or as they get passed around). Your students will love this twist on review!! Enjoy!
Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties PPT and Student Notes
This 15 slide PPT with coordinated student fill-in the blank notes was designed to introduce middle school students to the difference between a chemical change and physical change. The four states of matter are reviewed. Boiling point and freezing point are defined. How to calculate density is introduced.
Density Practice: Lab and Homework
One lab activity and one page of middle school age appropriate density calculation problems. Students compare density of objects to that of water to determine whether they will sink or float. Answer key included for homework problems.
Separating a Mixture
This resource was created to reinforce physical properties of matter and helps students learn to write their own lab procedure. Students work together in groups to separate a mixture of iron, sand, sulfur, and salt. Lesson plan, handouts, pictures, and notes included for teacher. Entire lab takes minimal 2 class periods, one for planning and one for doing the activity. The lab write up is VERY different than a normal lab. To be honest, I was a little hesitant to try the lab this way (with 7th graders) and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Rather than answer questions or record specific observations during the activity portion, I had students write 6 statements explaining what they did, and accompany each statement with a drawing, showing what they did. My students REALLY responded to this. I will definately be doing this again. I included pictures from the set up, making the mixture, best practices in separating the mixture, and tips for along the way.
Things you need for the lab: iron filings, powdered sulfur, sand, salt, bunsen burner/ring stand, beakers, water, funnels, coffee filters, magnets, plastic sandwich bags, digs or plastic spoons.
**I would not do this activity in a grade below 7th. Always wear safety goggles when using Bunsen burners.**
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