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Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them

Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Matter: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
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Looking for Simple Science Labs that turn complicated Physical Science Standards into kid-friendly concepts?

Before I begin teaching a Science Unit to my students I look at the standards I’m meant to cover and break them down into “Big Ideas” that the students will learn. I relate every lesson to one or more of these Big Ideas and prove them throughout the unit. I have found that this keeps me focused and intentional in my planning/teaching while allowing students to grasp new concepts in an organized way. This product will support your States of Matter Unit with Six Big Idea Concepts and Hands-On Investigations to prove each one.

For this Physical Science Unit on Matter, I took the following Content Standards...

All objects and substances in the natural world are composed of matter.
Matter exists in different states, each of which has different properties.

...and turned them into these Six Big Ideas each with a coordinating investigation!

Big Idea One
•Everything is made of matter.
Big Idea Two
•Matter has three states. (Solids, Liquids & Gases)
Big Idea Three
•Matter has properties. (Shape, Texture, Hardness, Absorbency, Hardness, Flexibility, Solubility)
Big Idea Four
•Sometimes matter changes the way it looks but stays the same matter. New look, same matter! (Physical Change)
Big Idea Five
•Sometimes matter changes the way it looks and becomes new matter! New look, new matter! (Chemical Change)
Big Idea Six
•Some matter is special because it changes states when heated or cooled. (Condensation, Evaporation, Melting, Boiling, Freezing)

In this Curriculum Guide you will find the following for each Big Idea:
--Big Idea Statement
--Materials Needed (simple, inexpensive items)
--Students Needed (how they will be grouped for the investigation)
--Class Time Needed
--Investigation Procedure for the Teacher (with Notes to Guide the Investigation)
--Lab Report (two on a page--sized for Interactive Student Notebooks)
--Lab Report (full-sized page)

Each Student Lab Report Page contains:
--Room for Student Name
--Big Idea
--Guiding Question
--Room to collect data during the investigation
--Sentence starter for lab conclusions

I have also included posters of each BIG IDEA for you to display.

I hope that you and your students enjoy this approach!
:-) Bethany

Special Note for Ohio Science Teachers:
This resource supports Ohio Science Standards for Grade 3 Physical Science: Matter and Forms of Energy - Matter has specific properties and is found in all substances on Earth. Heat is a familiar form of energy that can change the states of matter.

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Matter: What Is The World Made Of {A Read About Science Resource}
Light Energy: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Sound Energy: Five Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Forces & Motion: Six Science Big Ideas with Investigations to Prove Them
Physical Science Big Ideas BUNDLE: Light, Sound, Forces, & Matter
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Grade 3 Ohio Science BUNDLE: Matter, Rocks, Energy, Animal Life Cycles & More!
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