Properties of Matter – Interactive Notebook Activity

I have just updated the Properties of Matter Chemistry Packet to include a new interactive notebook activity and chemistry review worksheet on pages 92 to 102 of the packet.

The Properties of Matter packet covers topics such as elements and compounds, mixtures, physical and chemical properties, molecular vs. structural formulas and includes hands-on activities on some of these properties (viscosity, cohesion, capillary action, and density).

Properties of Matter - Lapbook Interactive Notebook Chemistry Review Worksheets

We are going spend a few days reviewing this material.  As many of you might remember, my youngest started off the year last year with this middle school chemistry unit on the physical and chemical properties of matter. We actually didn’t get to the density activities because we jumped right into the Electricity and Circuits Unit.

Properties of Matter - Elements Compounds Mixtures WorksheetsAnyway, as we review this material we’re going to do the density activities/calculations this year. (That’s the good thing about homeschooling! You can always come back to things later!!)

I did an extensive update last year as well to the original Properties of Matter Packet, adding in dozens of pages of materials! With the new pages I just added, this Properties of Matter Packet is now just over 100 pages.

Note: If you ordered the Properties of Matter packet previously (or the Chemistry BUNDLE), be sure to check your PayPal email address for the latest update from SendOwl (or just drop me an email and I’ll get you your download link!) ~Liesl

Properties of Matter Worksheets Activities - elements compounds solutions

What is included in the Properties of Matter Packet?

This 100-page Properties of Matter packet covers:

  • Atoms
  • Elements & Compounds
  • Organization of the Periodic Table (on a very basic level, our Chemistry Unit goes into *much* more detail on that!). In this unit there is just one page on that. The Chemistry Unit is more than 75 pages and goes into detail about valence electrons, periods, groups, Lewis Diagrams, and so forth.  I would do the Chemistry Unit after the Properties of Matter Unit.
  • Molecular vs. structural formulas
  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Basic definitions (of terms such as viscosity, elasticity, capillarity, ductility, malleability, etc.)
  • Hands-On Activities of some of these properties (viscosity, cohesion, capillary action, etc.)
  • Density Activities
  • Mixtures: Solutions, Colloids and Suspensions
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Property of Matter Interactive Notebook Activity
  • Review Materials
  • Building Molecules

Building Molecules Hands-On ActivityThe materials we used in the Properties of Matter unit are listed down below.

Elements, Compounds, Mixtures

Here are first half-dozen pictures of so as we talk about the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures:

Properties of Matter Worksheets - Elements Compounds Mixtures

Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter

We’ll then  talk about the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter.  There are a number of worksheets covering these terms (viscosity, elasticity, capillarity, ductility, malleability, etc.).

Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter Worksheets and ActivitiesHere’s another photo of the material in the Properties of Matter Packet:

matter-element-compound-mixture-worksheets

Hands-On Activities

Plus, we’ll be doing a half-dozen hands-on activities on viscosity, cohesion, capillary action, etc.  Directions and photos are included in the packet!

There is an entire section on density with various hands-on activities:

density-activities

More about Mixtures

We went over the difference between a solute and a solvent… and did a couple of hands-on activities to explore those.

mixtures-solutions-suspensions-solvent-solute-saturation-point-soluble-vs-insoluble-worksheetsPlus, there is a section on separating mixtures (and terms such as chromatography, filtration, decanting, and distillation).

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Properties of Matter Worksheets and Activities

Materials we used in this unit: (These are affiliate links.)

Molecular Model Kit

Density Cube Set

  • Equal mass set (Diverse materials): There are different options available. We got this set which has brass, aluminum, nylon, PVC, and clear acrylic. It worked fine for our purposes.

equal mass set

The  Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter Packet is 100-pages. It includes lots of hands-on activity ideas (with instructions) and teacher notes/answer pages.  You do not need to purchase any other books (though I always recommend you grab some books from your local library to read with your kids!). 🙂

See the new Chemistry BUNDLE option below.

Properties of Matter - Elements Compounds Mixtures - viscosity density and more

The  Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter Packet is currently $6.99.

$6.99

Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link!!

Properties of Matter Worksheets Activities - elements compounds solutions

New! Chemistry BUNDLE purchase these 4 units together

  • States of Matter Packet
  • Properties of Matter Packet
  • Electricity & Circuits Packet
  • Chemistry Packet

Chemistry BUNDLE

$23.99

Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link.

$23.99 Chemistry BUNDLE (States of Matter Packet, Properties of Matter Packet, Electricity & Circuits Packet, Chemistry Packet) See more details about the Chemistry BUNDLE here.

Chemistry BUNDLE

You can also purchase these 4 packets separately

$5.99 States of Matter Packet

$6.99 Properties of Matter Packet

$5.99 Electricity & Circuits Packet

$7.99  Chemistry Packet

Click on the link to see more details about each of these units:

States of Matter

States of Matter Unit - worksheets and activities

Electricity & Circuits UnitElectricity Unit

Chemistry Packet: The Periodic TableChemistry Unit The Periodic Table Ions Isotopes Bohr Diagrams and moreChemistry Unit - Worksheets Chemistry Cards Interactive Notebook Piece - Periodic Table Valence Electrons and More

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