Looking for interactive activities to practice identifying and categorizing materials and their properties? This primary science resource includes six hands-on experiments, a vocabulary word wall, cut and paste sorts, an interactive reader, and more!
Here's what's inside:
• Materials and Properties Vocabulary Wall
• Interactive Reader
• Mystery Bags Activity
• Observing Properties Classroom Scavenger Hunt Activity
• What Material Is It Made Of? (Sorting Activity)
• What Material Could It Be? (Classroom Scavenger Hunt Activity)
• Comparing Properties Activity
• Degrees of Properties (Sorting and Reasoning Printables)
• Which is More Absorbent? (Hands-On Experiment)
• Which Material Is Best for a Fast Ramp? (Hands-On Experiment)
• Which Material Creates More Friction? (Hands-On Experiment)
• Can the Properties of Chocolate Change? (Hands-On Experiment)
• Can the Properties of Ice Change? (Hands-On Experiment)
• Can the Properties of Cookie Dough Change? (Hands-On Experiment)
*Suggestions for use are also included in the first few pages of the resource.
The activities above are aligned to the following Grade 2 Next Generation Science Standards:
2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.[Clarification Statement: Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.]
2-PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.]
2.PSI.4: Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
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** This resource was updated on 7/15/16. Please redownload if you purchased before that date!
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