Explore chemistry concepts in a lab-based environment for consecutive sessions. Students work independently and in small groups and keep a written record of their lab work and homework. Topics include observations, inference, states of matter, density, chemical reactions and indicators. Please note that this program takes place over multiple days.
This program takes place in the Chemistry Lab in the Turbine Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.
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Structure and Function:
Describe physical and chemical properties of matter and how they can be measured.
Explain that all matter is made of atoms, elements are composed of a single kind of atom, and compounds are composed of two or more different elements.
Describe the atomic model and explain how the types and arrangements of atoms determine the physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds.
Explain how the Periodic Table is an organization of elements based on their physical and chemical properties.
Explain how the motion and spacing of particles determines states of matter.
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.
Explain why if more than one variable changes at the same time in an investigation, the outcome of the investigation may not be clearly attributable to any one variable.
Based on observations and science principles, propose questions or hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation. Design and conduct a scientific investigation that uses appropriate tools and techniques to collect relevant data.