Physical Property Teacher Resources
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Kindergarten Observing, Comparing and Contrasting
Although this is a science lesson, it can be adapted to help meet Common Core standards in math as well. Starting scientists describe physical properties of objects and explore three forms of water. To address the Common Core, they can compare the length and weight of the objects they are examining.
K Math 18 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Color to See How Liquids Combine
Blue-tinted water is added to unknown liquids that have been tinted yellow to find out how they interact. This is a memorable activity that is part of an investigation on the properties of liquids, which is part of a unit on the properties of matter.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 8 Downloads
Physical Properties of Matter
Five fabulous procedures introduce physics or chemistry classes to special properties of matter. They discover adhesion and cohesion, solubility, melting and boiling points, and viscosity through hands-on experiences. Tests are performed, not just on water, but on a variety of interesting compounds like naphthalene.
9th - 12th Science 23 Views 89 Downloads
Crystals are more than meets the eye! Can learners tell them apart simply by observation? As they examine five samples with a magnifier, they find that appearance alone is not enough. This serves as an introduction to a mini unit on physical properties and change in solids that is part of a larger group of lessons in investigation of matter.
3rd - 8th Science 15 Views 15 Downloads
Matters of Milk and Marshmallows
Students observe a teacher demonstration o classifying matter by its physical properties of shape and size. After discussing the definition of matter, students describe the state of matter. They sing a song to the tune of "Bingo." In groups, students participate in a marshmallow experiment to explore the study of solids, liquids, and gases.
7th - 8th Science 9 Views 60 Downloads
Using the Combining Test to Identify Unknown Liquids
Once investigators have learned how their mystery liquids interact with water during the preceding activity, they now use their observations to identify them. This is an ideal conclusion to the mini unit on the properties of water.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Describing the Invisible Properties of Gas
How can something we can't see be so powerful? Gas molecules make an impact! This video explains their properties: 1. Gas particles always move in a straight line. 2. They are too small to occupy any volume individually. 3. When gas molecules collide, energy is conserved.
3 mins 8th - 12th Science 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Properties of Elements
Learners explore the properties of elements. In this beginning chemistry and the three states of matter lesson, students define and identify examples of physical and chemical properties. Learners view the Periodic Table and define related vocabulary such as "elements," "atoms," and "chemical properties.
5th - 7th Science 18 Views 20 Downloads
How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these properties are important to life.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 43 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Properties of Matter
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to videos do not work.
7th - 9th Science 61 Views 248 Downloads
The Power of Graphene
To prepare for the activity, STEM classes read about nanotechnology and the amazing properties of graphene. They collect a graphene sample from pencils, and then connect them into simple circuits to determine whether it makes a better conductor or insulator.
3rd - 12th Science 31 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plate Tectonics Day 4 Earth's Interior Structure and Convection Currents
Students introduced to the interior structure of the Earth. They explore how the Earth's interior is broken down according to both it's physical properties and it's chemical composition. Students explore how convection currents within the Earth's mantel drive plate tectonics.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 60 Downloads
The Scientific Method Using Mystery Powders
Students use the scientific method to determine physical and chemical properties of unknown substances. In this scientific method lesson plan, students discuss chemical and physical properties of substances as a class after a demonstration using a mystery box and mystery powder.
6th - 11th Science 26 Views 151 Downloads
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.
4th Science 17 Views 49 Downloads
Observations of Properties of Matter
To guide learners through observations of chemical samples in the lab, this resource asks them to give all formulas and complete the attached data sheet. There are multiple questions about categories of elements and general behavior,
8th - 11th Science 18 Views 118 Downloads
WS 1.2 Metric Units I/ Physical vs. Chemical
In this metric units and properties activity, students determine the proper metric unit given a variety of measurements for specific items. They also identify chemical and physical properties and chemical and physical changes.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 28 Downloads
Science of Slime
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.
10th - 11th Science 10 Views 30 Downloads
Am I Big and Blue or Small and Yellow?
Students explore the concept of physical properties using a Venn diagram. In this classifying activity, 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 activity.
2nd - 4th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads