# Day 03 - The Gold Dust Kid

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Comprehension
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Everything
around
you
is
of
matter.
Matter
is
of
at
least
one
element.
An
element
is
of
atoms
that
are
all
the
same
kind.
It
is
a
pure
form
of
matter.
Elements
join
together
with
other
elements
to
make
the
different
materials
that
we
see
and
use
every
day.
Some
common
elements
that
you
might
have
heard
are
oxygen,
carbon,
helium,
gold
and
silver.
If
you
have
a
lump
of
silver,
all
of
the
atoms
that
make
up
that
lump
of
silver
are
the
same.
We
know
there
are
more
than
100
different
elements.
The
list
of
elements
is
arranged
on
a
scientiﬁ
c
chart.
The
chart
is
called
the
periodic
table.
Each
element
is
grouped
with
other
similar
elements.
Elements
can
be
metals,
nonmetals,
or
semimetals.
Semimetals
have
some
of
the
characteristics
of
metals,
and
some
of
the
characteristics
of
nonmetals.
Metals,
nonmetals,
and
semimetals
each
have
their
own
section
on
the
table.
Each
group
is
coded
with
different
colors.
Each
element
has
its
own
box
on
the
chart.
The
box
shows
the
element’s
name,
symbol
and
atomic
number.
The
atomic
number
tells
us
how
many
positively
charged
protons
are
in
each
atom
of
the
element.
It
also
shows
their
properties.
Properties
are
how
an
element
looks
and
acts
in
different
situations.
the
following
questions
based
on
the
passage.
Don’t
forget
to
go
back
to
the
passage
whenever
necessary
to
ﬁ
nd
or
conﬁ
rm
your
1)
Which
is
larger,
an
atom
or
an
element?
Explain.
2)
What
is
the
purpose
of
the
periodic
table?
3)
How
many
different
elements
do
we
know
4)
What
is
included
in
the
box
for
each
element?
5)
What
is
a
semimetal
like?
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Each of the elements has its own unique
symbol. Around the world, different languages
have given different names to each element but
every country has agreed to use the same set
of symbols.
Look at the periodic table in your agenda or
hanging on the wall and record the names for
each of the following symbols.
Be very careful, SPELLING COUNTS.
H
He
Li
Be
B
C
N
O
F
Ne
Na
Mg
Al
Si
P
S
Cl
Ar
K
Ca
Co
Ni
Cu
Zn
Ag
Sn
Au
Hg
Pb
Fe
Xe
AN ELEMENTAL TALE: THE GOLD DUST KID
Look up the names of the elements to complete the tale of the Gold Dust Kid.
The Kid mounted his trusty steed, old [B] ___________. His shooting
[Fe] ____________ strapped to his side, he headed out for the bright
[Ne] ____________ lights of Toronto, aiming to rob the mid-day stage. There
was sure to be a load of precious [U] ______________ aboard, and probably
[K] ____________, too. Inhaling a deep breath of [O] __________ he
coughed on the [S] ____________ from the nearby mills. Since the
[Hg] ______________ was climbing, he quenched his thirst with some H2O,
tasting the [Cl] ____________ all big cities like Toronto had. As he headed
north his bones ached from [Ca] _____________deposits built up over the
years of riding the [Zn] ____________ trail. Overhead a
[He] __________-filled balloon floated in the breeze; the sun beat down like
burning [P] ____________.
Soon he spotted the stage, guarded only by a sheriff with a [Sn] ___________
badge. &quot;Halt,&quot; he yelled. &quot;or I'll fill you full of [Pb] ____________.&quot; The sheriff
drew his gun, but alas, was too slow. The Kid's gun, blazing like flaming
[Mg] ______________ did the
[Cu] ____________ in. Anyone who drew on the Kid should know his life
wasn't worth a plugged [Ni] ______________. A [Pt] ____________
blonde riding beside the [Al] ___________-framed coach rode for her life
when the Kid pulled out some [N] ____________ compounds, preparing to
blow the safe to atoms.
Suddenly, a shout rang out, &quot;Hi Ho [Ag] ___________ and a masked man on a
white horse raced across the [Si] ____________ sands like [Na] ________
skittering on H2O. A [H] ___________ bomb would not have stopped the
lawman; the Kid had met his doom. The rest of his life was to be spent behind
[Co] ___________ steel bars, a warning to all who flirt with danger. Your first
detention may be the initial step in a [C] ____________ copy life of the saga
of the [Au] ____________ dust Kid.
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Comprehension
Worksheets:
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Everything
around
you
is
of
matter.
Matter
is
of
at
least
one
element.
An
element
is
of
atoms
that
are
all
the
same
kind.
It
is
a
pure
form
of
matter.
Elements
join
together
with
other
elements
to
make
the
different
materials
that
we
see
and
use
every
day.
Some
common
elements
that
you
might
have
heard
are
oxygen,
carbon,
helium,
gold
and
silver.
If
you
have
a
lump
of
silver,
all
of
the
atoms
that
make
up
that
lump
of
silver
are
the
same.
We
know
there
are
more
than
100
different
elements.
The
list
of
elements
is
arranged
on
a
scientiﬁ
c
chart.
The
chart
is
called
the
periodic
table.
Each
element
is
grouped
with
other
similar
elements.
Elements
can
be
metals,
nonmetals,
or
semimetals.
Semimetals
have
some
of
the
characteristics
of
metals,
and
some
of
the
characteristics
of
nonmetals.
Metals,
nonmetals,
and
semimetals
each
have
their
own
section
on
the
table.
Each
group
is
coded
with
different
colors.
Each
element
has
its
own
box
on
the
chart.
The
box
shows
the
element’s
name,
symbol
and
atomic
number.
The
atomic
number
tells
us
how
many
positively
charged
protons
are
in
each
atom
of
the
element.
It
also
shows
their
properties.
Properties
are
how
an
element
looks
and
acts
in
different
situations.
the
following
questions
based
on
the
passage.
Don’t
forget
to
go
back
to
the
passage
whenever
necessary
to
ﬁ
nd
or
conﬁ
rm
your
Actual
wording
of
may
vary.
1)
Which
is
larger,
an
atom
or
an
element?
Explain.
An
element
is
larger
because
it
is
up
of
atoms.
2)
What
is
the
purpose
of
the
periodic
table?
to
list
the
elements
3)
How
many
different
elements
do
we
know
over
100
4)
What
is
included
in
the
box
for
each
element?
its
name,
symbol
and
atomic
number
5)
What
is
a
semimetal
like?
It
has
characteristics
of
both
metals
and
nonmetals.