By the end of the unit, all students should be able to:
Identify the atom as the smallest particle of an element with properties of that element.
Classify protons, neutrons, and electrons according to location and charge.
Understand and be able to use the terms atomic number, atomic mass, and isotopes.
Describe Mendeleev's and Moseley's versions of the periodic table.
Explain how Mendeleev used his table to predict properties of unknown elements.
Name 10 elements and write the chemical symbol for each.
Use the periodic table to gather information.
Identify groups and periods and understand the similarities of elements in each.
Distinguish elements present in compounds and molecules by using empirical formulae.
Identify the electron configuration in all A series elements.
Distinguish between metals, non-metals, and metalloids by using the periodic table.
Discuss properties of metals, non-metals, and metalloids.
Describe the physical properties of a typical metal.
Explain how the properties of metals determine their uses.
Compare and contrast the terms malleable and ductile.
Describe the physical properties of a nonmetal.
Compare and contrast metals and nonmetals.
Relate the properties of nonmetals to their uses.
Relate the unique properties of metalloids to their uses.
These objectives are a compilation from the science books Science Interactions (Glencoe) and Physical Science (Prentice-Hall), the new National Science Education Standards, and Project 2061.
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