Hello! My name is June and I'm going to be teaching you about elements, molecules, and compounds.
Whats are those things?
An element is a substance that can not be broken down into smaller substances. Its the smallest it gets! For example H(helium).
Oh! OK, well is water an element?
So by combining 2 elements you make a compound, a totally new substance. Well what about molecules are they some kind of seasioning?
No water is a compound. A compound is a substance made by combining two or more substances. An example of a compound is H2O, the fancy name for water.
AHHH! I'm made of molecules! I'm going to fall apart or disintegrate into blobs that are to small to see! HELP!
No, no silly! Molecules are a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction. An example of a molecule as an element is N2. An example of a molecule as a compound is NH3. For pitty sakes we're made of molecules!
Molecules can not fall apart once they form a substance. The can move around and form new substances, but once they form a human they won't disintegrate.
Nerd Girl can we please just go home and mom her birthday cake?!
Wow look at that beauty!
By combinding substances look at the amazing compound we made! You were right elements, compounds, and molecules are awesome!