Unit 9.1.1: The study of everything
Matter: states and properties of matter; particle/kinetic theory, diffusion. Pure and impure substances (types of mixtures [solutions, oils, alloys, emulsions]; separation techniques, including: filtration, distillation [including crude oil], chromatography).
Teacher driven discussion -
Chemistry is ...... The study of everything!
The philosophy is to introduce the fundamental theories of chemistry through experiment wherever possible. It is important that the students understand the concepts involved in experimental methodology.
Introduction to the study of chemistry in year 9.
The need to categorise and classify the world around us.
The nature of the scientific method.
Student follow up
List pure substances that are encountered in everyday life.
List simple mixtures