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Science Grade 8 Chemistry of Matter

Science Grade 8 Chemistry of Matter

3-4 weeks

Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the obserervable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.

Energy exists in many forms and when these forms change, energy is conserved.

Chemical reactions result in the formaton of all the products in our world.


What is matter and how does it change?

What are chemical reactions?

(1) MST1 Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
(1) MST2 Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
(1) MST3 Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics, communicate and reason mathematically, and become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies, through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.
(1) MST4 Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
(1) MST6 Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
(1) MST7 Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

Calculating density.

Using density to compare and classify substances.

Identifying characteristics (reactants and products) of different chemical reactions.

Calculating and explaining the conservation of matter.



Periodic Table of the Elements









physical change

chemical change



endothermic reaction

exothermic reaction

synthesis reaction

decomposition reaction

single replacement reaction

double displacement reaction


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