Module 11: Atoms & Periodic Table

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Mrs. Melissa Partin

April 11th - This Week's Assignments and Deadlines

In Module Eleven, you will learn about atoms and the periodic table. It's easier to learn about things that you can actually see, but today we're going to be learning about something that cannot be seen with our eyes - the atom! You've probably heard that atoms are mostly empty space. So, how do they make up everything in our world, all the matter around us. Why don't they just collapse on one another? Are you ready to learn about the smallest unit of matter - the atom?


It is important that you, the student, use the pacing guide that I provide each week to track your progress with your weekly assignments! All assignments for Module Eleven are due on Friday, April 15th at midnight. Click below for the Module Eleven Pacing Guide.


Also, you will need to utilize the Physical Science Reference Table this week which provides essential formulas for our mathematical problems as well as the periodic table to answer questions. Click here to download the Reference Table.

Interactive Periodic Table (Click here!)

As we learn about the properties of matter and the periodic table, you may find that an interactive periodic table may be helpful! Remember that you can also use and take notes within the periodic table within the Reference Table for the course!

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Atoms and the Periodic Table Tutorial

If you find that you need additional support in understanding the atoms and the periodic table, check out this resource: http://www.bozemanscience.com/atoms-the-periodic-table/
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Online Textbook (ck12.org): Chemistry Chapters

As we continue to move through Module Eleven, you may continue to find that you would like to have an online text to utilize as a resource. Take a look at this site for extra support: https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Physical-Science-Concepts-For-Middle-School/section/2.0/

Semester Timeline

Please be sure to look at the semester pacing below. All students should be working to get on pace as soon as possible--remember, assignments lost 10 points for each week that they are submitted late. Also, the next module will not open until the previous module is completed.
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Checking Grades

Students should know that their grades within Canvas are updated every 24 hours, Monday through Friday. If a parent/guardian would like to view their child's grades, they should obtain the username and password of the student and sign in at http://ncvps.instructure.com or contact me. For more information on how to view grades in Canvas, please view the video below originally posted within the first newsletter.

About Mrs. Partin

I am a Nationally Board Certified Science Teacher with 9 years of teaching experience in North Carolina. I am an instructor for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and teach students across multiple classes of Physical Science. I am also a wife to my husband of 11 years and a mother to 3 children ages 8, 5, and 4 as well as a foster mother. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, serving our church in the areas of missions, as Co-Director for the Upward Basketball program, and on the music ministry, spending time with my family, reading, playing my flute, and running. I look forward to getting to know each of my students as they learn Physical Science in a fun, new way! Let me know what interests we share or that you enjoy!

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