Properties of Matter and Phases

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Help young scientists build a solid understanding of matter with this 10-lesson physical science unit. Through a series of hands-on activities and experiments, children work together as they explore the properties that define solids, liquids, and gases.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach this unit in its entirety, or choose lessons, activities, and worksheets from this resource to supplement instruction
  • Use the scientific method to guide students through the different activities and experiments in this unit
  • Create a workbook out of the worksheets for students to complete over the course of this unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit calls for the use of multiple children's books and two Bill Nye the Science Guy videos, which may be found in your school or local public library
  • Some of the activities and experiments require more preparation than others, so be sure to plan ahead
Pros

  • A table of contents is provided, making it easy to locate materials within this resource
  • Includes a pre-test and post-test that allows teachers to monitor student growth
  • Each lesson provides guiding questions, key vocabulary, and common misconceptions to address with students
  • Worksheets and graphic organizers are provided that support children with completing the activities and experiments in this unit
  • Offers additional activities that extend learning about the properties of matter
Cons

  • None