We’re wrapping up the biology sequence this week as you put the finishing touches on your photosynthesis investigations and I grade the unit tests. That means it’s time to roll out the next big thing from our syllabus – the chemistry unit!
There are 3 key concepts I want you to master in this new unit:
- Matter is neither created nor destroyed.
- Chemistry is just rearranging matter in different patterns.
- The periodic table is based on patterns of energy and particle arrangement.
To get you started, I’ve embedded a PDF version of the master vocabulary list below. I’ve also shared it with you as a view-only Google doc, embedded it in the class Moodle page, and created a link to it on my grade 9 chemistry page on this site. That means you should have no trouble finding it. It also means I think these words are pretty darn important, and that I want you to take the time to thoroughly review and learn all of them.