Types of matter: elements and compounds

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Published on 2018 August 1st

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged. Classify the substances as elements or compounds. For example, classify mercury as an element, and aspirin as a compound. This learning object is the third in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty.
1. Students interpret atomic-level views of substances.
2. Students identify differences in the particle arrangements in elements and compounds.
3. Students classify substances as elements or compounds based on the arrangement of their particles.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
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