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HC2 CH01
Modern Chemistry
Chapter 1: Matter and Change
Welcome to Modern Chemistry. Chapter 1 describes matter, its properties and changes, and elements. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of matter.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: Getting to Know Your Textbook
This worksheet will help you understand how your textbook is laid out and what useful components it contains.
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Glossary: Chapter 1
Use this handy list of terms to help you understand the new vocabulary in this chapter.
Homework Help: Chapter 1 Study Guide
Select one of the sections listed below to review key skills and concepts from the chapter.
Section 1 || Section 2 || Section 3 || Mixed Review

Quiz Yourself: Matter and Change
Click here to test your knowledge of matter and change.
Teacher Notes

Enrichment and Extension
Online Research: SciLinks
Visit NSTA's SciLinks Web site, which links you to some of the most up-to-date science information on the Internet. When you get to the site, log in, and then enter a keyword for the topic you want to research. The topics and keywords for Chapter 1 are listed below.
TOPIC: Alchemy
SciLinks CODE: HC2011

TOPIC: Pysical/Chemical Changes
SciLinks CODE: HC2012

TOPIC: Periodic Table
SciLinks CODE: HC2013

TOPIC: Element Names
SciLinks CODE: HC2014

Connection to Language Arts: Chemical Symbols
Why are the chemical symbols of some elements very different from the names of those elements? Find the answer here.
Connection to Language Arts: Hidden Meanings
Learn how an understanding of the history of a word can help you identify the meaning of that word.
Connection to Language Arts: Latin and Science
Identify the relationship between the romance languages and English and the impact of the romance languages on science.
Connection to Social Studies: Alchemist's Theory of the Elements
Apply your knowledge of chemical reactions to study alchemy.
Integrating Biology: The Elements in Your Body
About 96 percent of your body is made up of only five types of substances. Learn more about your body composition here.
Integrating Chemistry: The Chemistry Connection
How is chemistry associated with the other fields of science? Find out here.
Integrating Physics: Plasma
Plasma is believed to be the most common state of matter. Learn more here.
Integrating Space Science: Our Changing Universe
Learn about the creation of the universe and the development of atoms.
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