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Chapter 9 - Properties and Changes of Matter

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Unit E - Interactions of Matter and Energy

Chapter 9 - Properties and Changes of Matter

Discover how elements are created. Learn about the composition of the universe. Make a model of an atom.

Atomic-Mobile

Hands-on Activity

Atomic Mobile

All living things contain carbon, the sixth element on the Periodic Table. Make a mobile of this elemental element with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

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Online Resource

Cosmic Chemistry

What happened after the Big Bang? This comic strip explains the interactions that lead to the creation of stars, planetary nebulas, and supernovas. 

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Activity

The Abundance of Elements in the Sun

What’s the universe made of? Scientists tackle this puzzle by studying the composition of the different objects contained in the universe. In this activity the object is the Sun, and the tools are the periodic table and a graph.

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