- Describe proper laboratory attire and behavior.
- Identify laboratory equipment and define its purpose.
- Argue a scientific claim through presentation of evidence and reasoning.
- Identify the independent and dependent variable in an experiment.
- 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.
- Know the metric base units for time, temperature, length, mass, and volume.
- Identify and use SI prefixes (mega, kilo, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano).
- Describe the difference between accuracy and precision.
- Read measurement devices in the laboratory environment and estimate to the correct digit.
- Determine which digits in a measurement are significant.
- Set up a line graph, placing the independent and dependent variables on the appropriate axis.
- Convert small decimals and large whole numbers to scientific notation and vice versa.
- Round a calculated value to the appropriate number of significant figures.
- Use the formula for percent error including identifying the actual and experimental values.
- Label all answers with the proper unit.
- Solve the density equation for density, mass, and volume.