Does It Matter? (A Look at Real-Life "State of Matter" Examples)

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How are solids and liquids similar, and does it really ... matter? Scholars complete a close reading activity to answer the question. Learners digitally highlight and annotate several texts to identify examples of solids, liquids, and gases. A writing prompt wraps up the lesson. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a Venn diagram graphic organizer for comparing liquids, gases, and solids
  • Have partners list examples of each of the states of matter
Classroom Considerations

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  • Students must login to the appropriate class section to complete the writing prompt 
Pros

  • Allows individuals to adjust the reading level of the passages
  • Conveniently includes essential and supporting questions 
Cons

  • None
Common Core