Lesson details

Grade
7
Subject

Science

Topic

Structure and properties of matter

Subtopic

Elements, the periodic table, compounds and chemical formulas

Recommended Technology: 

Internet

Digital Device for students (PC, Laptop, Chromebook, tablet, or iPad, etc.)

Cloud File Storage (Google Drive, iCloud, One Drive, or Dropbox, etc.)

Digital Productivity Software (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.)

Other instructional materials or notes: 

If digital services are not available, then the following can be used in their place:

Science Journal

Paper

Pens

Pencils

Large Chart Paper

Substances for creating mixtures

Classifying Matter as Pure Substances or Mixtures

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

The students will watch PBS Learning Media videos and complete activities to be able to classify matter as pure substances and mixtures based on the composition. The teacher will demonstrate how to create and compare the two types of mixtures. The students will create a presentation and perform a demonstration to demonstrate mastery of the indicator. 

Essential Question: 

How can you describe and classify matter as pure substances (elements or compounds) or mixtures (heterogeneous or homogeneous) based on composition?

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