VA.7-8. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
PS.2. The student will investigate and understand the nature of matter. Key concepts include
PS.2.b) Elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts.
PS.4. The student will investigate and understand the organization and use of the periodic table of elements to obtain information. Key concepts include
PS.4.a) Symbols, atomic numbers, atomic mass, chemical families (groups), and periods.
PS.4.c) Formation of compounds through ionic and covalent bonding.