Curricular Unit: Mixtures and SolutionsContributed by: Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Through three lessons and their four associated activities, students are introduced to concepts related to mixtures and solutions. Students consider how mixtures and solutions—and atoms and molecules—can influence new technologies developed by engineers. To begin, students explore the fundamentals of atoms and their structures. The building blocks of matter (protons, electrons, neutrons) are covered in detail. The next lesson examines the properties of elements and the periodic table—one method of organization for the elements. The concepts of physical and chemical properties are also reviewed. Finally, the last lesson introduces the properties of mixtures and solutions. A comparison of different mixtures and solutions, their properties and their separation qualities are explored.
Keywords: atom, atomic number, atomic structure, atomic theory, building blocks, chemical property, compounds, electric charge, electron, element, gas, isotope, liquid, matter, mixture, molecule, neutron, periodic table, proton, solid, solution
ContributorsSee individual lessons and activities.
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Supporting ProgramIntegrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder
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