The Building Blocks of Matter

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Everything can be reduced to atoms. The first installment of a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit focuses on the building blocks of matter. Scholars review basic atomic structure, including protons, neutrons, and electrons, in preparation for an activity.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class create a graphic organizer summarizing what they learn
Classroom Considerations
  • Some previous experience with atoms and molecules is beneficial
  • There is an associated activity, Gumdrop Atoms, for the lesson
  • Provides assessment options for all phases of the lesson
  • Gives detailed lesson background information for instructors
  • No student worksheet or handouts
Common Core