Properties of Matter Complete Unit

Emily Brown
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Formats Included
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88 pages
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Properties of Matter Complete Unit!

Beautifully updated 6/13/16! Updates include beautiful new graphics for the discussion slides, new and improved teacher guides, and answer keys for all non-experimental worksheets!! I am so excited to have this beautifully updated new unit for you!

This 88-page packet includes all you need to teach a complete Properties of Matter Unit of Study. This packet is broken up into different sections. Each section has a suggested lesson plan that includes a little bit of background information on the key topics. Also included are slides that you can display on your SmartBoard or projector that will accompany a science discussion and will make it easier for students to take notes in their science journals.

The following key topics are covered throughout this unit:

➤ Three Phases of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas)
➤ Physical vs. Chemical Properties
➤ Finding Mass, Volume, and Density for Solids, Liquids, and Irregular Solids
➤ Solutions vs. Mixtures
➤ Chemical and Physical Changes
➤ Acids and Bases
➤ The Periodic Table of Elements

This download is PACKED FULL of fun activities and recording sheets:

➤ Instructions for engaging students through 5 different demonstrations
➤ Mystery Box Activity - practice with volume and mass
➤ Finding Volume Activity - practice with finding volume of irregular solids
➤ Measuring Mass "Cheat Sheet" - a helpful tool for students to use to keep mass, volume, and density straight
➤ Sink or Float Activity - practice with density
➤ Density Column Experiment, with worksheet
➤ Pop Quiz - mid assessment, including answer key
➤ Solution vs. Mixture Experiment, with worksheet
➤ Instructions for creating Elephant Toothpaste, a hands-on activity to experiment with chemical changes
➤ 9 different chemical reaction experiments
➤ Acid and Base Experiment lab instructions, with worksheet
➤ A "Crossword Review" - a crossword puzzle that can serve as another mid-assessment
➤ Introduction to the Periodic Table
➤ Instructions for "Adopt-an-Element", a quick periodic table activity
➤ A comprehensive unit test, with answer key

This packet also includes detailed instructions that will walk you through this complete unit of study.

Please download the preview to see more of what's included!


Total Pages
88 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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