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Properties of Matter Activities Unit - Science K-3

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Learning Objective

Students will learn about the properties of matter including liquids, solids and gases.


Be that amazing teacher who uses HANDS-ON inquiry lessons to help students retain information about MATTER. I have you covered with a daily data journal, rubrics, 3 inquiry lessons, posters, links, and printables to teach liquids, solids, and gases.

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Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg.3 KWL Chart

Pg. 4-9 Posters with definitions ( Solid, Liquid, Gas, Observe, Properties, Matter)

Pg. 10 Cover of Science Journal

Pg. 11 Word Bank for Journal

Pg. 12-17 Science Journal Writing/Data Collecting Pages

Pg. 18 Science Journal Rubric

Pg. 19 Liquid, Solid, Gas Printable (cut and paste in the correct category)

Pg. 20 I SPY MATTER Printable

Pg. 21 VENN Diagram comparing pizza and water

Pg. 22 VENN Diagram- students choose matter to compare

Pg. 23 Inquiry Idea Page

Pg. 24 Turning a Liquid into a Solid to make BUTTER

Pg. 25 SHAKE SONG Printable to go with Butter Inquiry

Pg. 26 Data Collection with self-ratings on Properties of Matter

Pg. 27 Sink and Float Activity Page (Teacher provides objects and water for students to test)

Pg. 28 Inquiry RUBRIC to send home to families

Pg. 29 Sink or Float Printable (Describe Properties)

Pg. 30 Sink and Float Sort Printable

Pg. 31 Root Beer Float Writing (Teacher provides root beer, ice cream, clear cups, and spoons for this page and Pg. 32)

Pg. 32 Root Beer Float Data Collecting incorporating math Printable

Pg, 33-35 Name the Matter (Picture Game)


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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency. Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. Examples of reversible changes could include materials such as water and butter at different temperatures. Examples of irreversible changes could include cooking an egg, freezing a plant leaf, and heating paper.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.


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