This supplement provides a research-based learning progression that describes a coherent sequence of core ideas about matter, including particulate matter. It can be used with CTS Sections II, III, IV, and V to explore how empirically-tested concepts/ideas that lead to an understanding of Atomic-Molecular Theory build over a K-8 sequence. In addition, the publication (which can be read on line) describes this particular learning progression, the core tenets of atomic molecular theory, and implications for classroom instruction on pages 226-249.
Appendix A: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11625&page=360 In Duschl, R., Schweingruber, H., and Shouse, A., Eds. (2007). Taking Science to School. Washington DC. National Academy Press.