SciPacks are self-directed, online learning experiences for teachers to enhance their understanding of a particular scientific concept and its related pedagogical implications for student learning. Unlimited expert content help via email and a final assessment both facilitate and document teacher learning.
The Explaining Matter with Elements, Atoms, and Molecules SciPack explores the properties of substances and elements, and looks at the investigative evidence for the atoms and molecules that make up all matter. Additionally, this SciPack looks at the repetition of properties in families of elements, the development of the periodic table of elements, the distinct ratios at which atoms and molecules interact, and the difference between atoms and molecules in various states of matter. This SciPack is focused on the National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks related to the chemical and physical properties of elements and substances, states of matter, and understanding and using the periodic table of elements.[hide full abstract]