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Unit 4

Unit 4

The Chemistry unit focuses on properties of matter (students study this in 6th grade) physical/chemical change and the Law of Conservation of Mass and human impact. Since students have mastered the Law of Conservation of Energy the transfer to matter should be natural. The importance of separation of matter is taught through the lens of environment. Human impact ties in  beautifully here! If matter isn’t created or destroyed during physical and chemical changes, it is always in the universe in some form. How do we ensure the combinations of matter are not adversely altering our environment? How do we use properties of matter to separate matter (including harmful forms). Students learn how to separate mixtures, why it’s possible, and why it is important.  The kids will learn how mass is conserved during both physical and chemical change. Again, bring back energy as the driving force behind these changes.

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PDF icon Gr 8 Chemistry_ Unit Overview .pdf172.63 KB10/16/2018