Basic Chemistry

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Basic Chemistry

Welcome to the learning project on Basic Chemistry!

This course will be developed at a level suitable for 11-14 year olds, equivalent to formal education level Key Stage 3 (UK) or Grades 6-8 (US).

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Learning project summary[edit]

Content summary[edit]

The study of chemistry which this learning project provides includes:

  • the particle model provides explanations for the different physical properties and behaviour of matter
  • elements consist of atoms that combine together in chemical reactions to form compounds
    • this includes the development and organisation of elements in the Periodic Table
    • this includes the different properties of compounds due to the number and type of atoms and their arrangement
  • elements and compounds show characteristic chemical properties and patterns in their behaviour
    • this can be exemplified by the reactions of metals and non-metals, and acids and bases
  • geological activity is caused by chemical and physical changes
    • this includes the rock cycle processes, rock formation and weathering
  • human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment

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Learning materials[edit]

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Readings and other resources[edit]

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Lessons[edit]

1. Particle theory[edit]

  • Lesson 1: States of matter
    covers the 3 states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) in terms of particle theory
  • Lesson 2: Physical changes
    covers changes of state (heating/cooling), pressure, diffusion, dissolving and solubility

2. Atoms and elements[edit]

  • Lesson 1: Atoms and elements
    covers the periodic table, atoms and elements
  • Lesson 2: Compounds
    covers compounds and naming compounds
  • Lesson 3: Mixtures
    covers mixtures and separation techniques

3. Materials and reactions[edit]

  • Lesson 1: Properties of metals and non-metals
    covers the properties of metals and of non-metals, and exceptional materials
  • Lesson 2: Chemical reactions
    covers simple chemical changes, balancing equations, and laboratory basics
  • Lesson 3: Reactions of metals
    covers the reactivity series, reactions of metals and metal displacement reactions
  • Lesson 4: Acids and alkalis
    covers acids and alkalis, the pH scale and neutralisation reactions (making salts)

4. Geology and the environment[edit]

Activities[edit]

  • Activity 1:
  • Activity 2:

Assignments[edit]

Tests and quizzes[edit]

  • Test 1: State the form by which matter exist.
  • Quiz 1: Which state of matter matches the shape of a container?
  • Test 2: Give a summary of a material in a solid state explaining its properties.
  • Quiz 2: What are the conditions that determines how strong particles stick together?
  • Test 3: Give a practical explanation of the change in state of a solid matter to liquid and vice versa.
  • Quiz 3: What is diffusion? Give a practical example of any object or material that applies this theory.

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