Middle School | Science | Chemistry
Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them. This goal is comprised of key concepts and principles in the life, physical and earth/space sciences that have considerable explanatory and predictive power for scientists and non-scientists alike. These ideas have been thoroughly studied and have stood the test of time. Knowing and being able to apply these concepts, principles and processes help students understand what they observe in nature and through scientific experimentation. A working knowledge of these concepts and principles allows students to relate new subject matter to material previously learned and to create deeper and more meaningful levels of understanding.
Learning Objectives Grades
Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them:
- Explain interactions of energy with matter including changes of state and conservation of mass and energy.
- Model and describe the chemical and physical characteristics of matter (e.g., atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, mixtures).
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