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Matter Unit - Lesson Plans, Assessments, Experiments, Bulletin Board

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:::NEWLY REVISED!!::::

Just added: 5 Review Center Games, a lesson on the water cycle, a fun engaging reader's theater script on the water cycle, a water cycle craft, and 57 SMARTBoard slides to go along with each lesson

One of my best sellers! You will find everything you need to teach your matter science unit. This unit uses a variety of resources in the class lessons. The use of literature (read alouds -titles/authors given throughout unit) to introduce new concepts is seen throughout the unit. Technology activities (website links) helps engage students. Each detailed lesson plan is easy to follow with objectives, materials, lesson activity and closing. The lessons are hands-on and small group centered and include exciting experiments where students use science tools to measure mass, volume, and density.



In all, this unit includes:
* 14 lesson details for teacher preparation
* 26 student activity pages to go with daily lessons (includes 4 science experiments)
* 2 assessments (one mid-way quiz, one unit assessment)
* 7 homework assignments
* 1 unit review sheet,
* 5 center review game.
* 57 SMARTBoard slides to teach each lesson
* 24 piece bulletin board set in full color to help reinforce concepts
* Originally written Reader's Theater Script on the water cycle
* Water Cycle craft
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In all there are over 180 pages of worksheets, assessments, answer keys, review centers, student rubrics, bulletin board pieces and more to get your set up for a successful unit!


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I am so excited to teach this unit. I printed out the student books and put them in a three pronged folder. I would like to make a cover to glue on the front of the folder that looks like the one you have Measuring Matter that they could color. Can you send one that this could be done with. I already ran the copies back and front with the student cover sheet so I don't want to have the same sheet in two places. Is this possible? Thank you! I love all of your products.
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On  June 25, 2013,  Kristin J. said:
I just purchased this matter unit and when I went to download it the file will not download. Do you have any suggestions for me, if not i would like my money back please.
On  June 25, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi there! My guess as to why the file isn't downloading is because you haven't "unzipped" the zip file. You can do this by right clicking on the file and choosing"extract here"

if you still have issues please email me at Rachael.parlett@gmail.com! Thanks!
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On  January 31, 2014,  Stephanie F. asked:
I just purchased this unit. Could you please send me the Powerpoint slides because I do not have a SMARTboard. Thanks!
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On  January 31, 2014Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi Stephanie,

I will need your email. Please email me at Rachael.parlett@gmail.com along with the purchase date and your TPT username. Thanks!
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On  December 27, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Rachel,
I went ahead and purchased the Matter Unit. Could you please email me the PowerPoint files that go with it, as I do not have a SmartBoard. Thanks! Looking forward to using this wonderful unit!
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On  December 27, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hello, please email me at Rachael.parlett@gmail.com. I am out of town for the weekend and away from my computer. I will email it to you as soon as I get home. Thanks!
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On  September 18, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I sent you an email awhile back, and it probably went to your junk mail! I purchased this AMAZING unit, but I do not have access to a smart board at my school. Can you please convert these to powerpoint for me? Thank you so much!
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On  September 18, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi! I did email you back, did you not receive it? I was wondering if maybe not since you didn't respond back. I will try sending it again! Let me know if you do not receive it!
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On  May 7, 2013,  Karen K. asked:
If I buy your unit, would you send me the directions for a powerpoint presentation, because I don't have a smartboard?


Thanks!!
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On  May 7, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi there! By directions do you mean you would like it converted to PPT? I can do that. Please email me at Rachael.parlett@gmail.com. Thanks!!
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On  April 23, 2013,  Kelly N. asked:
Hi! I have been using this unit for a while and love it. I noticed that you added smartboard files. I don't have a smartboard but do have powerpoint. Can the slides be made into a powerpoint presentation? I can't open the slides to see what they look like.

Thanks!
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On  April 23, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi! I had responded to this question earlier and had originally said that there was not an easy to transfer SB slides into powerpoint, but I have since found a way. So if you would like them still you can email me at Rachael.Parlett@gmail.com.

Thanks and I'm glad you are enjoying the unit!
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On  March 4, 2013,  Nancy D. asked:
Hi Rachel,

I purchased your space unit and really liked it. Does your matter unit have the games, smartboard slides, and student packet as well?

Nancy
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On  March 4, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi there, I'm so glad you liked the space unit!

I made the matter unit before I had SMARTBoard access, so no, there is not SMARTBoard slides (although it is on my to-do list to add). Other than that, it follows a very similar format. There are detailed lesson plans, the use of literature to introduce concepts, student activity sheets, several science experiments, a bulletin board set and a review game. It's one of my best sellers! Let me know if you have additional questions! Thanks!
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On  February 5, 2013Stephanie Nowak (TpT Seller) asked:
I absolutely love your packet, I am trying to develop a mass activity using the growing gators,, where did you get the clipart for your mass and volume stuff? I'd like to buy it and I'm not sure where to begin. I appreciate your help. Stephanie
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On  February 5, 2013Rachael Parlett answered:
Hi Stephanie. I actually purchased the set from a seller right here on tpt. Check it out:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Little-Scientists-Creative-Clips-Digital-Clipart
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On  August 6, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi! My matter unit is required to have a lesson on magnets. Is there one included in your large matter unit?

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Barbara
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On  August 6, 2012Rachael Parlett answered:
No, I'm sorry there is not a lesson on magnets. I do have a magnet product available that has some lessons on magnets that could perhaps be added to your matter unit.

You can find that product here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Three-Games-for-Reviewing-Magnets

Thank you for your consideration!
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On  November 7, 2011,  Buyer asked:
I just looked again. I did not get the full color bulletin board set. Please send ASAP.
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On  November 8, 2011Rachael Parlett answered:
Hello, I apologize for the mistake. Thank you for catching the mistake. I saved the bulletin board set in the wrong folder. Your the first buyer to notice! Thanks for catching it! You should have received notice to redownload the revised version. If you didn't let me know so that I can get the bulletin board set to you as quick as possible. Thank you so much for your purchase and I hope you enjoy the unit!
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On  November 7, 2011,  Buyer asked:
Where is the bulletin board set that shows in the thumb nail with the pictures and definitions? I want my money back if it is not included. I have tons of workbooks on matter. I bought especially for the bulletin board set.
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