Unit 1 - Physical Properties of Matter

Instructional Goals

1.  Define mass and volume. Compare and contrast mass and volume

2.  Demonstrate proper use of measurement devices, and record the value of an object's mass and dimensions in a manner consistent with the limit of precision of the tool being used to measure.

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3.  Represent data using a histogram.

4.  Use a histogram to interpret trends in data.

5.  Develop, from experimental evidence, the law of conservation of mass.

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6.  Relate the volume of a container (in cm3) to the volume of liquid it contains (mL).

7.  Recognize that instruments have a limit to their precision.  Relate the data recorded to the quality of the measurement

8.  Given a graph of mass vs. volume of various substances, relate the slope to the density of the substance.

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 9.  Recognize that density is a characteristic property of mater.

10.  Use density as a quantitative conversion factor between mass and volume.

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11.  Use differences in density fo solids, liquids, and gases as evidence for differences in the structure of matter in these phases.


Understanding Conversion Factors
Dimensional Analysis (Conversions!)
Denisty! What is it Good For? 
How to Solve Density Problems 

Unit 1 Documents

Unit 1 WS1: Mass and Change

Unit 1 Metric Conversion

Unit 1: Scale Reading, Uncertainty, and Sig Figs

Unit 1 WS2: Reading Scales

Unit 1 WS 3:Mass, Volume, and Density

Unit 1 WS4: Applied Density Problems

Unit 1 WS 5: Size of Things

Unit 1 WS 6: Dimensional Analysis

Unit 1 Review WS

Unit 1 Study Guide