• Matter

    (SOL 6.1)

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

    a)    observations are made involving fine discrimination between similar objects and organisms;
    b)    precise and approximate measurements are recorded;
    d)    hypotheses are stated in ways that identify the independent and dependent variables;
    e)    a method is devised to test the validity of predictions and inferences;
    f)     one variable is manipulated over time, using many repeated trials;
    g)    data are collected, recorded, analyzed, and reported using metric measurements and tools;
    h)    data are analyzed and communicated through graphical representation; and
    j)     current applications are used to reinforce science concepts

    (SOL 6.4)
    The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms.  Key concepts include
    a)     atoms consist of particles, including electrons, protons, and neutrons;
    b)     atoms of a particular element are alike but are different from atoms of other elements;
    c)     elements may be represented by chemical symbols;
    d)     two or more atoms interact to form new substances, which are held together by electrical forces (bonds);
    e)     compounds may be represented by chemical formulas;
    f)     chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes; and
    g)     a limited number of elements comprise the largest portion of the solid Earth, living matter, the oceans, and the atmosphere

Last Modified on September 5, 2019