Concept Map1

Scientific Process
Measurement; SI Base and Derived Units
Physical States (gas, liquid, solid)
Physical Property (examples)
Chemical Property (examples)
Physical Change (examples)
Chemical Change
Law of Conservation of Mass
Atomic Theory
Law of Constant Composition
Law of Multiple Proportions
Atomic Models – Dalton (Billiard Ball), Thompson (Plum Pudding), Rutherford (Nuclear)
Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
Atomic Symbol
Mass Number, Atomic Number
Relate Atomic Mass
Periodic Table
Group, Period
Main Group Elements, Transition Elements, Inner Transition Elements
Metals, Metalloids, Semi-Metals
Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Chalcogens, Halogens, Noble Gases
How should you build your map?
You’ll want to create a draft, where you are connecting the nodes (concepts above) to each other. Try out different arrangements of major and minor topics. [You could write the terms on scrap pieces of paper and move them about until you’re happy with the orders and connections you’ve made.]. After you have the concepts arranged, you’ll want to link the nodes and brainstorm about the connecting words/phrases that you’ll include between nodes. You’ll also want to look for cross-links, which will appear between different parts of your map.
Remember: You can do this exercise either on paper, or with tools such as word processing and documentation tools (like Word) or drawing programs.
You can include images (diagrams, plots, etc.) and equations, especially if they help convey the meaning of the concept.
Here is an Example of a Concept Map that highlights aspects of Measurements (Note that there are no cross-links featured):

Something to think about: What would you add? change? Notice the linking terms/phrases in blue. These are important. What do you think the color code is trying to convey?
Here is an Example of a Concept Map that highlights key concepts associated with Free Energy (Note again that there are no cross-links featured):