Alabama Chemistry Standard 1.) Differentiate among pure substances, mixtures, elements, and compounds.

  • Distinguishing between intensive and extensive properties of matter
  • Distinguishing between homogeneous and heterogeneous forms of matter
  • Contrasting properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids


RST 11.1) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

RST 11.3) Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

RST 11.6) Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

WST.11.8) Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

Specific Objectives:

· The student will use a periodic table to name elements, given their symbol.

· The student will use a periodic table to write the symbols of elements, given their names.

· The student will describe the arrangement of the periodic table.

· The student will list the characteristics that distinguish metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.