Are chemicals dangerous?

Students think of “chemicals” as things that are dangerous, kept in bottles, and only accessed at special times for special experiments. I have found this idea that “chemicals” are dangerous to be so pervasive, I decided to start my chemistry (matter/energy) units with an activity about what chemicals really are and whether or not they are dangerous.

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Properties of Elements – A Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt (with Foldable)

English is a funny language and there are many different meanings of the word “property.” A “property” can be something you own (i.e. my house is my property, your pencil bag is your property). In science, a “property” is an attribute or characteristic of a thing. Scientists use “properties” to describe objects.

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