Layered Curriculum: 8.P.1.1: Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures
Unit length: 7 days Due Date: ___________
8.P.1.1: Classify matter as elements, compounds or mixtures based on how the atoms are packed together in arrangements.
How does the arrangement of atoms determine the classification of matter?
What are the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures?
Students will be able to:
Explain what an atom is
Identify the parts of the atom including location and charge
Classify Matter as an element
Classify matter as a compound
Classify matter as a mixture and the types of mixtures
Show how the arrangement of atoms determine the classification of matter
Total Required Points: 140 points
C level assignments: You must complete all assignments within this level:
Assignment - C level
C-1. Vocabulary cards completed in the format specified (8.P.1.1)
C-2. Make a chart showing the parts of the atom and their charges
C-3. Illustrate and label the parts of an atomic model, being sure to label the charges of each part as well.
C-4. What is density” formula and compare and contrast finding the volume of an irregular object and a regular object.
C-5.Compare and contrast elements and compounds and give examples of each
C-6. Compare and contrast compounds and mixtures and give an example of each
C-7. What are the two types of mixtures and explain the difference between the two. Show examples of the two types
C-8. What are the three states of matter and how do the atoms move within each state of matter and illustrate
B level assignment: Total: 30 points: Must complete 2 out of the 3 assignments including the required assignment.
B-1. Complete a foldable showing the differences between an element, compound and mixture (required) *
B-2. Analyzing Data: Temperature and changes of state: Copy the graph on page 582 in textbook and answer the questions. You must use complete sentences and write out the questions.
B-3.Make a graphic organizer showing the relationship between matter, atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures using the a tree map or completing a mobile or some other visual aid.
A level assignment: Total of 75 points Must complete 2 out of the 3 assignments
A-1. Make a book, song, video, etc. for a 6th grader explaining atoms, compounds, elements and mixtures. You must include heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.
A-2.What are the different types of ways to separate a mixture. Use page 544 in textbook for help. Design an experiment using the methods described.
A-3. Research a scientist or a technology that has made significant contributions to discovering new elements and make an infographic portraying the information. You will make a cube or other visual aid showing the following:
To earn full credit you must accurately complete 140 points. Grade will be calculated as percentage of total needed points (140). No grade will be given over 100%
Total points earned ________/140
All required information included and accurate: Full credit
Some information inaccurate or not included: ½ credit
Information not accurate or not relevant 0 credit