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 24 Views 90 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
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
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 9 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Properties of Elements
Students 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. Students view the Periodic Table and define related vocabulary such as "elements," "atoms," and "chemical properties.
5th - 7th Science 19 Views 22 Downloads
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 8 Views 61 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 23 Views 121 Downloads
WS 1.2 Metric Units I/ Physical vs. Chemical
For this metric units and properties worksheet, 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
The Scientific Method Using Mystery Powders
Young scholars use the scientific method to determine physical and chemical properties of unknown substances. For 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
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
Crystallize the answer to the question that has been investigated since the first of four lessons: What is the unknown crystal? Pupils have examined, crushed, and dissolved four samples plus an unknown as an exploration of the properties of solids and now conduct the final step: to recrystallize the solutions created in the previous instructional activity.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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 65 Views 250 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
New Review What Can Schrödinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics?
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Step out of the macroscopic world and into the strange, bizarre realm of quantum mechanics with this short instructional video. Using the example of the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment, the narrator explains the concept of quantum entanglement and it's implications on the world around us.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Not many lessons on states of matter can hold a candle to this one! Junior chemists gauge the density of paraffin in both liquid and solid phases. They fill 60 mL syringes with different materials to experiment with compressibility and then create a poster explaining how each behaves.
7th - 12th Science 22 Views 57 Downloads
Metals and Non-Metals
A table of the physical properties of metals and non-metals opens this high-school chemistry handout. Also covered are the chemical properties of metals and non-metals, reactivity, and fossil fuels. There are no specific questions to answer in this resource; however, it is a valuable outline of skills and concepts that a general chemistry learner should master.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 56 Downloads