Matter, Atomic Structure, and Bonding: Defining Matter

For today’s lesson, students learned how to classify items as matter or not-matter given the following definition of matter as anything that has mass and volume.  We reviewed the Lesson 3 PowerPoint and worked through question 1 of the Lesson 3 worksheet as a class.  Students then had time to finish the worksheet and answer questions 1-6 from page 12 of the textbook.  We concluded with students reading an article titled “What is Chemistry?” and answering the following writing prompt: If you had to pick a career right now, what would you choose?  How is chemistry part of that career?

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