PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
aligned Standards (science and ELA)
Instructional resources (materials needed)
Motivation (lesson opener)
Link to matter jeopardy game created by myself
Developmental procedures (including key questions for each)
Instructional strategies and indicators
Differentiation of instruction (audio-visual learners, kinesthetic learners, struggling students, advanced students)
Follow up activities: direct teacher intervention and academic enrichment
9 page “Matter” packet with informational text passages about matter, states of matter, etc. with review questions beneath each passage to recap the reading
3 page “mystery matter” activity
2 page “matter” worksheet (used for summative assessment following the lesson)
Key matter vocabulary list
MATTER acrostic poem template
Exit ticket (15 options)
2 worksheets for follow up activities
"After acting as a forensic scientist collecting data from a crime scene, students will review their recorded observations and classify the unknown object according to its physical properties of matter and then infer upon their observations and prior knowledge to identify the unknown matter; and, they will independently complete a “Matter” worksheet, answering at least 16 out of 20 questions accurately."
NYS STANDARDS AND INDICATORSNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Disciplinary Core Ideas
4-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions
4-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
● Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.
4-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.
Observed patterns in nature guide organization and classification and prompt questions about relationships and causes underlying them.
● Similarities and differences in patterns can be used to sort, classify, communicate and analyze simple rates of change for natural phenomena and designed products.
ELA Standard: New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standard
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, and to build knowledge through investigating multiple aspects of a topic.
Indicator: This will be evident when students are formulating hypotheses, observations, and predictions on physical properties of matter.