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Honors Physical Science
Atomic Structure - A study of classification and structure of matter
Test date (February 3-4, 2003)                        pre-Quiz (January 31, 2003)

This unit will allow each student to:

  1.  gain a better understanding of atomic theory and the structure of the periodic table as well as develop skills for describing matter's characteristics and behaviors
  2. continue making proper scientific measurements and calculations
  3. define and properly use all vocabulary
  4. properly apply all terms in describing/explaining real world examples
  5. relate these concepts her/his daily activities and behaviors
  6. teach someone else the concepts discussed
  7. practice proper laboratory safety
This will be accomplished by each student that is able to:
  1. recognize and relate SI and USCS units of density
  2. recognize a density by the units only
  3. perform calculations using proper problem solving techniques to determine density
  4. distinguish between physical and chemical properties and give examples of each
  5. distinguish between intensive and extensive properties and give examples of each
  6. distinguish between pure substances and mixtures and give examples of each
  7. identify different types of mixtures and give examples of each
  8. classify samples of matter according to properties
  9. distinguish between physical and chemical changes and give examples of each
  10. determine whether a physical or chemical change has taken place based on observations
  11. describe processes by which pure substances and mixtures can be broken down
  12. identify the solute and solvent in a solution
  13. describe the process of dissolving
  14. describe and explain the factors effecting dissolving rate of solids and gases in a liquid
  15. use a solubility curve to determine if a solution is unsaturated, saturated, or supersaturated
  16. describe the general formation and neutralization of acids and bases
  17. determine whether a substance is an acid or a base using the pH scale
  18. identify common acids and bases and their properties
  19. create a timeline of the development of modern atomic theory from Democritus to quantum theory
  20. completely describe the discoveries of the main structures and models of the atom
  21. explain the electron cloud model and energy levels
  22. identify the information found on the periodic table for each element
  23. know the symbols and proprer spelling of selected elements
  24. identify the 3 sub-atomic particles, their charges
  25. distinguish between isotopes of an element
  26. explain the use Avagadro's number and the unit of a mole with the periodic table
  27. describe the reasoning of the organization of Mendeleev's periodic table v. Moseley's p.t.
  28. use the periodic table to predict the properties of an unknown element
  29. describe the periodic law of the elements using specific examples of periodic properties
  30. identify and give reasons for specific groups, periods, and regions of the periodic table
  31. distinguish between metals, metalloids, and nonmetals
  32. list everyday examples of metals, nonmetals, melalloids, as well as each group of the p.t.
Honors Physical Science
Atomic Structure - A study of classification and structure of matter

Holt Science Spectrum - issued textbook Foundations of Physical Science - See teacher for access 
2.1 - What is Matter - p. 44 #1-8
2.3 - Properties of Matter - p. 60 #1, 3-6
6.1 - Solutions and other Mixtures - p. 191 #1-5
6.2 - Dissolving and Solubility - p. 198 #2-5
3.1 - Atomic Structure - p. 76 #1-5
3.2 - A Guided Tour of the Periodic Table - p. 85 #1-4, 6-8
3.3 - Families of Elements - p. 94 #1, 3, 4, 7
Chapter 4 - Machines and Mechanical Systems
Chapter 5 - Work, Energy, and Power

Lingo to be Learned- you are expected to know the boldface words for the baseQuiz

element, compound, pure substance, heterogeneous, homogeneous, mixture, solution, colloid, suspension, Tyndall effect, physical property, chemical property, intensive property, extensive property, physical change, chemical change, solute, solvent, solubility, saturated, supersaturated, unsaturated, alloy, acid, base, pH, chemical symbol, nucleus, electron, proton, neutron, atomic number, electron cloud, energy level, atomic mass number, average atomic mass, atomic mass unit, isotope, allotrope, quark, group, period, periodic law, metal, nonmetal, metalloid, mole, Avagadro's number, malleable, ductile, brittle

Worksheets  - Properties/Density/Mixtures; Structure of the atom/periodic table

Group Lab - You are My Density!?

One must be turned in the day of the workQuiz.
You can choose to turn in one from this link, use in class options, or choose to find an article.

Math Practice
p. 56 #1-4, 6, 7 

Possible applications
For a list of some applications of the material in this Unit look at this guide at the website. These may help you in deciding what path to follow for STS articles or the Final Project.