Key Unit Questions
1. How are elements similar
and different from one another?
2. What are the properties
of each element studied?
3. How do elements react with
other elements to form compounds?
Since the study of Matter
is a required unit of study in 5th-8th grades in California and many other
states, this unit would be a very valuable resource for 5th-8th grade Science.
It can also be simplified for use in 3rd grade.
Other grades would likely
find it very valuable wherever it would fit into their curriculum.
Replication - How Other Teachers Can Easily
Adapt This Unit
Teachers have permission
to use all original work in this unit as long as it is not for profit and
it is for educational use. You may use the entire unit or you may
modify those sections deemed useful.