This mini unit includes 5 hands on engaging activities designed to help build a conceptual understanding of properties of matter. Teacher instructions as well as all student activity sheets are included.
Activity 1: The Properties Game This first activity is a game to help develop a conceptual understanding of what a property is in reference to matter.
Activity 2: Separating Mixtures In this activity, students use unique properties of different objects to separate a mixture. Math is integrated into this lesson using mass and percentage. (A detailed lesson plan and student activity sheets are included.)
Activity 3: Investigating Volume Students investigate finding the volume of irregular shaped objects using displacement.
Activity 4: Exploring the density of different fruits.
Activity 5: Density Columns Students explore the density of different liquids and create a density column
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