Guided Science: Changes in Matter STEM Unit

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This guided science unit all about physical and chemical changes in matter is intended for primary grade classrooms or older students reading on lower grade levels. With vocabulary activities, lots of helpful visuals, reading passages, writing responses, comprehension questions, and a STEM challenge, your students will be highly engaged and motivated to learn!

Featuring simplified text and scaffolded information, this matter unit provides students with exposure to academic language in an easy to read manner. With a full lesson plan and ideas for differentiation, this unit can be used with your whole class or with small groups. Use it during your science period, as an integrated cross-curricular reading lesson, or as an independent study for gifted students.

Addresses NGSS Standards 5-PSI-1 and 5-PSI-4.


Lesson Plan and Teaching Guide

KWL Chart

Building Background Chart

Vocabulary Picture Cards

Vocabulary Definitions

Vocabulary Puzzle

Matter Identification Page

Interactive Reading Passages

Reading Assessment

STEM Challenge Teacher Page

STEM Challenge Student Pages

This unit can be printed for interactive notebooks or projected. Please note that this unit is intended for one classroom only. For department or grade-level use, please purchase additional licenses.

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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