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Module 1

Module 1: Matter

Welcome to Module 1.  Remember, you may work at your own pace. All assignments for this module will be due (one week from the first day of the class). This module on matter will cover the basics of matter that you learned about freshman year. Understanding matter is essential to understanding chemistry. This module will feature multimedia presentations, an atomic model, and a forum discussion.  Make sure that each assignment is completed and turned in one week from the first day of the trimester. Look at the calendar for the exact due dates.

After completing those assignments, you will take a formative quiz in class. After turning in your formative quiz, you will receive feedback and will be advised to either move ahead or redo the module. Remember, the earlier you complete a module, the earlier you will be able take the formative quiz and receive feedback.

Part 1

View the media below and answer the questions that follow.  An answer sheet will need to be retrieved in class.

I Can Statements
- I can describe the relative motion of particles of a substance in all 3 phases.
- I can create a drawing that shows the relative motion and position of the particles of a substance in all 3 phases
- For a simple compound, I can show that the total number of particles in a system does not change when the phase changes.

1. How are the particles of a solid arranged?

2. How are the particles of a liquid arranged?

3. How are the particles of a gas arranged?

4. How is the motion of particles in a solid, liquid, and gas different?

5. How does the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases impact their shape?

Part 2

I Can Statements

- I can identify the location, relative mass, and charge for electrons, protons, and neutrons.

6. Fill in the table to explain the charge,atomic mass and location for protons, neutrons, and electrons.

7. Describe the nucleus of an atom.

Part 3

I Can Statements

- I can distinguish between an element, mixture, or compound based on drawings or formulas.

Elements, Compounds, Mixtures

8. Using different colors to represent different elements. Draw a picture of an element, compound, and a mixture.

9. What is the difference between a compound and a mixture?

10. Fill in the blank: An element is made up of one type of ________________.

Part 4

I Can Statements
- I can identify a pure substance based on it's unique chemical and physical properties.
- I can recognize that the properties of a compound differ from it's individual elements


12. Contrast mixtures with pure substances.

13. Read and fill in the table on the last 2 pages of the assignment answer sheet.

Part 5
On the left there is a link for the "Module 3 Discussion Forum". Be sure to click on it and post a response. 

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