11 & 12 August Science 8 A First Puzzle

In Science 8, our first unit of study concerns matter.

Matter takes up space and has mass.

The atomic theory of matter is one of the grandest explanations ever developed (another name is the kinetic-molecular theory of matter). This year we will encourage you to develop your understanding of this amazing set of ideas about matter.

We will begin with a puzzle– 2 + 2 = 4. Right?

Watch the demonstration closely. Listen carefully to the comments. Record procedures, observations, measurements completely and accurately. Make note of your questions and ideas. Your records should allow you to repeat, verify, and explore the demonstration.

Here is a useful document for you to consult throughout our study:



Be sure to continue your record-keeping of procedures–observations–results–possible explanations–new questions.

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