This resource includes a really fun, hands-on lesson, a close reading activity with a nonfiction passage, Interactive Notebook flaps and folds and response pages.
This lesson is aligned with NGSS for 5th grade and Middle School:
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules
and extended structures.
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
And the Utah SEEd 6.2 Density describes how closely matter is packed together. Substances with a higher density have more matter in a given space than substances with a lower density. Changes in heat energy can alter the density of a material.
The reading activity is aligned with CCSS for 5th and 6th grade Reading Informational Text.
Science and Engineering Practices Used by The Students Include:
1. Asking questions
2. Developing and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Constructing explanations
6. Engaging in argument from evidence
7. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
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