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Matter Conservation

Published on 01/14/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use a simulation to observe the law of conservation of matter.

Objectives

  • Students will observe the mass of a system before and after a chemical reaction to explore the law of conservation of matter.
  • Students will explore how the number of particles in a chemical reaction is conserved.

Vocabulary

  • conservation
  • energy
  • matter
  • atom
  • chemical reaction
  • subatomic particle
  • proton
  • neutron
  • electron
  • mass
  • compound

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will use a simulation to observe the law of conservation of matter. 

As a result, students will:

  • Observe the mass of an open and closed system before and after a chemical reaction.
  • Calculate and compare the number of subatomic particles in a system before and after a chemical reaction.
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