This is the page where you will find all of the topics that we are covering in science this year.
Unit 1: Chemistry
In this unit, students will compare properties of matter, make models of elements, calculate density of unknown substances, explain the arrangement of the Periodic Table, and compare and contrast properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.
1) Why is it important to always follow the safety procedures in science?
2) Why is important to conserve our resources?
3) In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of the Scientific Method?
Sci.6.1A- Demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations as outlined in the Safety Standards. (Completed)
Sci.6.1B- Practice appropriate use and conservation of resources including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials. (Completed)
Sci.6.2A- Plan and implement comparitive and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology. (Completed)
Sci.6.2B- Design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology.
Sci.6.2C- Collect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
Sci.6.2D- Construct tables, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns.
Sci.6.3B- Use models to represent aspects of the natural world such as a model of the Earth's surface.
Sci.6.3C- Identify advantages and limitations of models such as size, scale, properties, and materials.
Sci.6.4A- Use appropriate tolls to collect, record, and analyze information including: journals/notebooks, beakers, petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple-beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum.
Sci.6.5A- Know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols.
Sci.6.5B- Recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of solid Earth, living matter, oceans, and the atmosphere.
Sci.6.5C- Differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level.
Sci.6.6A- Compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.
Sci.6.6B- Calculate density to identify an unknown substance.
Sci.8.3D- Relate the impact of research on scientific thought and society, including the history of science and contributions of scientists as related to the content.
Sci.8.5A- Describe the structure of atoms including the masses, electrical charges and locations of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud.
Sci.8.5B- Identify that protons determine an element's identity, and valence electrons determine its chemical properties including reactivity.
Sci.8.5C- Interpret the arrangement of the Periodic Table including groups and periods, to explain how properties are used to classify elements.