Grades 4 – 8
Test numerous chemical combinations and use scientific reasoning as you learn about chemistry and the scientific method.
Through experimentation, students gain a basic knowledge of acids, bases and indicators.
CT Grades 6 – 8 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
Scientific inquiry progresses through a continuous process of questioning, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
Scientific inquiry requires the sharing of findings and ideas for critical review by colleagues and other scientists.
SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
Scientific literacy also includes the ability to search for and assess the relevance and credibility of scientific information found in various print and electronic media.
SCIENTIFIC NUMERACY: Scientific numeracy includes the ability to use mathematical operations and procedures to calculate, analyze and present scientific data and ideas.
6.1 Materials can be classified as pure substances or mixtures, depending on their chemical and physical properties.
C 3 Explain how mixtures can be separated by using the properties of the substances from which they are made, such as particle size, density, solubility and boiling point.