Access Point #: SC.8.P.9.Pa.1

Recognize an example of a physical change, such as ice changing to water.
General Information
Number: SC.8.P.9.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Changes in Matter : A. Matter can undergo a variety of changes.

B. When matter is changed physically, generally no changes occur in the structure of the atoms or molecules composing the matter.

C. When matter changes chemically, a rearrangement of bonds between the atoms occurs. This results in new substances with new properties.

Clarification for grades K-5: The target understanding for students in the elementary grades should focus on Big Ideas A and B.

Clarification for Grades 6-8: The target understanding for students in the middle grades should begin to transition the focus to: C. When matter changes chemically, a rearrangement of bonds between the atoms occurs. This results in new substances with new properties.

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This access point is part of these courses.
2002100: M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002110: M/J Comprehensive Science 3, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820017: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 3
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors

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