Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science

Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
Classifying Matter Lab Activity - Middle School Science
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(583 KB|12 pages)
Product Description

Lab activities are a great way to increase student interest, participation and assess their understanding of concepts.

In this lab activity, students apply their understanding of different types of matter by observing and classifying 9 different substances. Prior to the lab activity, students complete a flow chart that summarizes the way in which matter is classified. This flow chart is used in their lab to help support their observations and classification. Students complete a detailed observation chart followed by analysis questions to demonstrate their learning.

What's Included:

  • Pre-Lab Flow Chart in 2 versions for appropriate scaffolding (2 pages per version)
  • Color and Black/White flow charts
  • Student lab hand out (3 pages)
  • Teacher lab answer key (2 pages)

Suggested Use:

1) Teach a lesson on classifying matter, covering key terms required to complete the flow chart

2) Choose the appropriate flow chart version for your students. Giving them the terms already printed on the flaps makes for easier flow chart creation. The blank version requires more thinking on the classification

3) Assign students the flow chart to complete using their notes from the lesson

4) Ask students to bring their flow chart to class to use for their lab activity

5) Remind students to reference their flow chart as they make observations about the different substances and explain their classification

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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