Matter and Change, Third Edition

Grades 6-8

Activity sheets become lab reports as young chemists hypothesize, test, record, and draw conclusions about the nature of matter. In this chemistry primer, students calculate liquid densities and apply filtration and evaporation to suspensions and solutions. They measure gas volumes and pressures to demonstrate Boyle’s law. They investigate atomic structure and learn to read the Periodic Table. With three–dimensional models and corresponding chemical equations, students explore the covalent and ionic molecular bonds of compounds, including double bonds of fats. Then, they conduct three experiments: a neutralization reaction between bases and acids, an oxidation reaction that produces rust, and a double replacement reaction to form a precipitate. (13 Activities)

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