Introduction to elements, compounds, and mixtures, along with changes that these substances undergo as well as the characteristics of some elements, symbols for elements, and structures that make up atoms. Common mixtures are separated by evaporation and chromatography . New compounds are formed and changes that indicate chemical reactions are observed. Reproducible manual that includes 10 activities/laboratories, vocabulary lists and definitions, and a complete answer key. Experiments include: Classes of Matter, Elements, Symbols for Elements, Atoms, Common Mixtures, Separation by Evaporation, Separation by Chromatography, and more. 24 Students in Groups. Materials needed but NOT included: goggles, tape. Grades 4-9.