Science - 2017-18

6.4 f - Chemical Equations

The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms. Key concepts include

f) chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • Matter can undergo a variety of changes.
  • Changes in matter are accompanied by changes in energy and are represented by chemical equations.

  • I can identify and model chemical changes in my daily life, such as cooking food, combustion engines, and medications.


  • Chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes, illustrating how elements become rearranged in a chemical reaction.


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

f) model a simple chemical change with an equation and account for all atoms. Distinguish the types of elements and number of each element in the chemical equation. (Balancing equations will be further developed in Physical Science.)


atom, proton, neutron, electron, nucleus, atomic number, element, compound, matter, chemical equation, chemical change, physical change

Updated: Nov 18, 2017