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  • How to identify different types of matter based on physical properties- states, density, boiling point, melting point, solubility
  • How to identify types of matter based on chemical properties- reactivity, pH, oxidation (corrosion)
  • How to identify evidence that indicates that a chemical reaction has occured- formation or precipitate, generation of gas, color change, absorption or release of heat
  • How transfer of energy can effect the physical and chemical properties of matter
  • How to classify matter in terms of elements, compounds, mixtures
  • How to classify matter in terms of homogeneous or heterogeneous mixtures
  • The systematic organization of the periodic table 
  • (Common Core Standards) Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • (Common Core Standards) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • (Common Core Standards) Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or techmical context relevant to texts and topics.
  • (Common Core Standards) Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write informative/explainatory texts including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments or technical processes.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.