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This wonderful recap of powerful figures in scientific history includes pictures, important dates, and the information about their inventions or impact. Atomic structure and the photoelectric effect are introduced. The first slide gives some helpful learning objectives and activating questions. Use this at the beginning of your quantum physics unit.
Present information about Max Planck and quantum physics while practicing reading comprehension. Class members read a short text and then use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions about Max Planck and quantum physics. This is not the most innovative resource, but it does provide complicated text to read. Check for errors.
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.
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive materials, spectral lines, and more. You can use this comprehensive set of conceptual questions as an exam.
Students read about matter by creating an in-class diagram. In this chemical lesson, students identify the properties of solids and liquids and discuss ways they can transform chemically and physically. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and create a diagram based on a chemical and physical change.
A great unit! There is a lot of content that is personal so make sure you have created a safe zone in your classroom before doing this lesson. It will have much more meaning if your learners share their life with others in the class. It's good to know that other classmates feel the same way and have had some of the same thoughts and experiences.