Chemistry - the study of matter and how it changes
Students will investigate the properties of matter from hands-on lab activities and eye-opening
      teacher demonstrations.  We will be very responsible in what we show and tell your child but don't be
      surprised if they want to come home and blow things up!! 
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Module I      - Phases of Matter
                                    Phase Change
                                    Physical and Chemical Changes

Module II   - Exploring the Periodic Table

Module III 
- Atomic Theory 
                                    Atomic Structure
                                    Molecules and Compounds 
                                    Naming Compounds  


Module IV  
- Formula Writing
                                     Balancing Chemical Equations
                                     Rate of Reactions
                                     Types of Reactions (Synthesis, Decomposition, Replacement)

Module V    -  Families of Elements

Module VI  
- Acids and Bases

Document all Chemistry Modules (labs, activities, etc) in your Website Portfolio. 
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Guide to Activities:
Document your work in your science website portfolio!
Complete each Gizmo and Assessment Questions (beneath the Gizmo).  Gizmo assessment scores get sent to your teacher.   These following activity forms below will guide you.  Fill them out and put them on your website.
Brain Pop: view each Brain Pop lessons and take the review quiz for each.
                                     (Your Brain Pop username and password is available from your teacher.)


Hint:  You could screen capture a picture from a movie and write a short summary in your website.  You could also screen capture your review quiz score.
Physical Change involves a change in physical properties (no new substance is formed).
Chemical Change involves a change in chemical properties (a new substance is formed).
Yenka: view these Yenka lessons.  To search other Yenka activities by topic go to         

PhET simulations: experiment with these simulations and answer the questions on the online study guide.
Labs - complete these lab activites after reading directions.  Fill out the online labsheets and save to your files.   Check 
               with your teacher for special safety instructions before you begin each lab.
Presentations - view the presentations to give you background information.  Fill in the study guide, summarize on your 
                                   website, or just use to review before a test.
Links - these activites are found on other websites.  Fill in any study guides.
Extra Challenge - these activities will take you beyond 8th grade science ... why not give them a try?
Archive Pages
Module I    Module II    Module III    Module IV    Module V    Module VI
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