Chemistry - the study of matter and how it changes.
Students will investigate the properties of matter from hands-on lab activities and eye-opening
teacher demonstrations. We will be very responsible in what we show and tell your child but don't be
surprised if they want to come home and blow things up!!
Module I - Phases of Matter
Physical and Chemical Changes
Module II - Exploring the Periodic Table
Module III - Atomic Theory
Molecules and Compounds
Module IV - Formula Writing
Balancing Chemical Equations
Rate of Reactions
Types of Reactions (Synthesis, Decomposition, Replacement)
Module V - Families of Elements
Module VI - Acids and Bases
Document all Chemistry Modules (labs, activities, etc) in your Website Portfolio.
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Guide to Activities:
Document your work in your science website portfolio!
Complete each Gizmo and Assessment Questions (beneath the Gizmo). Gizmo assessment scores get sent to your teacher. These following activity forms below will guide you. Fill them out and put them on your website.
Brain Pop: view each Brain Pop lessons and take the review quiz for each.
(Your Brain Pop username and password is available from your teacher.)
Hint: You could screen capture a picture from a movie and write a short summary in your website. You could also screen capture your review quiz score.
Physical Change involves a change in physical properties (no new substance is formed).
Chemical Change involves a change in chemical properties (a new substance is formed).
Yenka: view these Yenka lessons. To search other Yenka activities by topic go to Yenka.com/content.
PhET simulations: experiment with these simulations and answer the questions on the online study guide.
Labs - complete these lab activites after reading directions. Fill out the online labsheets and save to your files. Check
with your teacher for special safety instructions before you begin each lab.
Presentations - view the presentations to give you background information. Fill in the study guide, summarize on your
website, or just use to review before a test.
Links - these activites are found on other websites. Fill in any study guides.
Extra Challenge - these activities will take you beyond 8th grade science ... why not give them a try?