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Sixth graders determine the physical properties of clay by examining ceramic works of art. They evaluate local soil samples for suitability for sculpting and compare clay taken from soil to manufactured clay.
Fourth graders expand their knowledge about the physical properties of matter and how those properties can be changed. Students are given multiple opportunities, using first-hand experiences and familiar objects in different contexts, to identify characteristics of a physical change.
Students examine the properties of matter as they change into different states. In groups, they compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the physical properties of two objects. They share their conclusions with the class to end the instructional activity.
Fourth graders identify characteristics of a simple physical and chemical change. They describe objects by the properties of the materials from which they are made and that these properties can be used separate. Students describe the physical properties of ingredients used to make ice cream.
Students investigate the properties of matter. In this properties of matter lesson, students observe containers of different metals and discuss their properties including density. Students find the density of an unknown metal and of irregular objects. They experiment to show diffusion in liquids, polarity in liquids and they examine the physical properties of ionic and molecular solids. They conclude the lesson investigating bond types and physical properties in solids.
Young scholars explore the four physical properties of water (high surface tension, high boiling and freezing points, high specific heat capacity and density anomaly).
Students receive a miniature pumpkin and proceed through several stations to measure a variety of physical properties. The data is entered into a data sheet and the mass and volume measurements are used to calculate density. They also use the information to create different graphs to determine whether there is any correlation between the different physical properties.
Fourth graders expand their knowledge about how the physical properties of a substances can be changed. They are given multiple opportunities, using first-hand experiences and familiar objects in different contexts, to identify characteristics of a physical change.
Students use a microscope and observation skills to compare and contrast several physical properties and develop a classification system.
In this dietary fibers worksheet, students compare and contrast the properties of different fibers: cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, guar, agar, and xanthan gum. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
Students identify the physical and chemical properties of matter. They review the types of matter. Students list the four states of matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas and Plasma). They recognize and describe the different types of matter.
Fourth graders identify the characteristics of a simple physical change. They describe objects by the properties of the materials from which they are made. Students discuss the different states of matter and their distinct physical properties.
Students describe the physical properties of matter. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate the properties of four types of solids. They collect data and complete their lab report.
Fourth graders explore the states of matter. They examine the different states of matter: solids, liquids, and gases. Students discuss the distinct physical properties of each state. They examine the distinct shapes that the states of matter have. Students examine different examples of each state of matter.
Learners explore the physical properties of rocks. They explore the three different types of rocks and are able to compare and contrast their different properties. Students simulate the creation of sedimentary rock, they also understand about relative age.
Students investigate the physical properties of a rather peculiar substance commonly known as slime. They devise and carryout a procedure for testing the effect of varying concentrations of either the poly(vinyl alcohol) or the borax solution on slime. Teacher guide available at website.
Students explain the physical properties of matter. They, in groups, perform a variety of experiments, each demonstrating a different property of matter. A very nice, hands-on lesson plan!
Learners examine how molecular arrangement can affect a person's physical characterisitics.  In this physical properties lesson students complete several worksheets and construct a diagram. 
Students explore the six phase transitions between gases, liquids and solids for a variety of elements. Each group of students focuses on a different element, investigating its physical properties during each of the six phase transitions.
Students explore the concept of physical properties using a Venn diagram. In this classifying lesson, students compare provided objects by shape, size, and color. They then explore collecting and organizing objects of their own. Students are assessed by classifying soil samples at the conclusion of the lesson.

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