This 36-page product will help guide your students toward understanding how heat can affect matter, how to classify matter, and how matter can change.
I teach this to my 1st graders in Texas, so I cover these standards with the lesson:
- 1.5A - classify objects by observable properties of the materials from which they are made such as larger or smaller, heavier or lighter, shape, color, and texture
- 1.5B - predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling
- 1.6A - identify and discuss how different forms of energy such as light, heat, and sound are important to everyday life.
This packet includes the following:
- 3 pages of notes with tips and tricks on the best ways to make this lesson successful
- 5 pages of detailed lesson plans, including essential questions and relevant word wall list
- 5 ready-to-display discussion points/questions for your class
- 2 discussion questions (the the option to complete 2 investigations with the popcorn kernels)
- 4 brainstorming pages
- a full page recording sheet
- a 2/page recording sheet (perfect for fitting into composition books and saving paper simultaneously!)
- 12 different graphs -- half for the prediction and half for the results -- so you can pick and choose which meets best meets your students' needs
- Popcorn pieces to decorate (for predictions)
- Literature connections