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8th Grade Standard I-Objective 4 Observable Features in Chemical Reactions

Standard I: Students will understand the nature of changes in matter.
Objective 4: Identify the observable features of chemical reactions.

Enduring Understanding When chemical or physical changes occur, the total amount of matter remains the same; this is the law of conservation of matter. Changing the temperature, surface area and/or concentration of reactants changes the rates of chemical and physical reactions. A chemical change has reactants and products containing the same numbers and kinds of atoms.
Chemical reactions are necessary to daily life.

"I Can" Statements

  1. I can predict what happens to the mass of substances when they undergo chemical reactions.
  2. I can demonstrate changing the rate of chemical change in a substance.
  3. I can compare and contrast the reactants and products of a chemical reaction.
  4. I can describe chemical reactions that are important to daily life.

Performance Test-Conserving Mass
Multiple Choice/Essay Test

Curriculum Map ..... Pacing Guide

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
8th Grade Core Tracker
Reading Activity-Stop and Write
Reading Activity-Highlighting
Reactions with Rust
Conservation of Mass Lab
Bag It
Natural vs. Synthetic
Change in Rate of Chemical Reaction
Flipping Your Lid