Back to top

6th Grade - Socrates

Science - Matter Unit

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (All day) to Friday, October 29, 2021 (All day)

Matter Unit in Science Classes to Meet the Standards:

MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on developing models of molecules that vary in complexity. Examples of simple molecules could include ammonia and methanol. Examples of extended structures could include sodium chloride or diamonds. Examples of molecular-level models could include drawings, 3D ball and stick structures, or computer representations showing different molecules with different types of atoms.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include valence electrons and bonding energy, discussing the ionic nature of subunits of complex structures, or a complete description of all individual atoms in a complex molecule or extended structure is not required.]

PS1.GLE1: All matter is made of atoms, which are far too small to see directly through a light microscope. Elements have unique atoms and thus, unique properties. Atoms themselves are made of even smaller particles (pg 10) Evidence Outcomes: Identify evidence that suggests there is a fundamental building block of matter (DOK 1)