Classification of Matter

The Classification of Matter Concept Builder targets students' ability to classify a sample of matter as a pure substance or as a mixture, as a compound or as an element, and as a homogeneous mixture or a heterogeneous mixture. There are four activities in the Concept Builder. In the first activity - Class Matters - students identify the defining characteristics of homogeneous mixtures, heterogenous mixtures, elements, and compounds. In the second activity - Photo ID - students must identify the class of matter depicted by a photograph. In the third activity - Formula for Class - students inspect a simply chemical formula and identify whether it represents a mixture or a pure substance and whether the components are elements or compounds or both. And in the fourth activity - Particle Diagrams - students inspect a particle diagram and idenitfy the proper description of it. There are a total of 25 questions in this Concept Builder, organized into 11 different Question Groups and spread across the four activities. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 11 Question Groups. 

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 11 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.