Obtain and use information about elements (including chemical symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and group or family) to describe the organization of the periodic table.
- Physical Science: Classification and Conservation of Matter
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and properties of matter and that matter is conserved as it undergoes changes.
All substances are composed of one or more elements. Elements are pure substances which contain only one kind of atom. The periodic table organizes these elements based on similar properties. Compounds are substances composed of two or more elements. Chemical formulas can be used to describe compounds.