Help lead your students down a path of exploration of examining the observable properties of matter. This unit plan mixes hands on labs, interactive journal pages, classroom discussion, teacher notes to help facilitate, and connections to common core math and art!
Focus on: describing materials through color, shape, texture, flexibility, and hardness; explaining and understanding what solids, liquids, and gasses are, labeling their environment with those new descriptions, and interacting with them in engaging ways.
1. Observing objects in attempts to understand the phases (container, water, solid object example, food coloring, penny)
2. Hello Jello (jello, hot water, container)
3. Make Flubber (white glue, plastic zip lock, food coloring, hot water, borax)
4. Raising Raisins (container, raisins, club soda)