By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Describe proper laboratory attire and behavior.
- Identify laboratory equipment and define its purpose.
- Interpret chemical safety information from Safety Data Sheets, the NFPA diamond, and chemical labels.
- Identify chemical safety pictograms and symbols.
- Set up and use a Bunsen burner in the laboratory.
- Argue a scientific claim through presentation of evidence and reasoning.
- Identify the independent and dependent variable in an experiment.
- Describe the difference between a source of error and a human mistake in the laboratory.
- Identify what a chemical property is and be able to give some examples.
- Identify what a physical property is and be able to give some examples.
- Describe how a physical change occurs and how it is different from a chemical change.
- Describe how a chemical change occurs and know the indicators of a chemical reaction.
- Explain the differences between a substance and a mixture.
- Compare and contrast homogeneous and heterogeneous matter.
- Identify the difference between the particle movement in a solid, liquid, and a gas.
- Name each phase change and specifically describe which states of matter are involved.
- Determine which separation technique would best isolate the components in a mixture.
- Identify the group and period of any element from the periodic table.
- Classify the elements of the periodic table by their properties (metal, metalloid, and nonmetal).
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