Look around you. Is it amazing that you able to witness the beauty of the environment? Did you know that everything that you see is matter? I know that you do. It is anything that occupies space, has a mass and volume. It is a chemical substance that can transform into another state. A chemical substance is a matter that has a definite composition and the same composition throughout. In this module, you will find out that substances maybe further classified into two: elements and compounds. Surely you will understand how elements distinguished from compounds based on a set of properties and you will be able to recognize the presence of these elements in different food labels as minerals.
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. describe the characteristics of an element and compound;
2. distinguish elements from compounds based on a set of properties; and
3. classify substances as either element or compoundscience7_q1_mod2_elements-are-like-spices-when-mixed-together-they-become-better_FINAL08122021a