Meets NGSS, Common Core,and Texas STAAR standards. Comprehensive lab on physical properties including magnetism, conductivity, solubility in water, absorbency, and more. Students will test given items in groups after a teacher demonstration. Definitions for terms are included. Lab sheets and observation sheets are included. Pre lab questions will set up the lab and give the students great context for exploration. Three design challenges, with design sheet, give the students an opportunity to use what they have learned to solve challenges that are fun and scientifically useful. Great STEM activities. Vocabulary words include: solubility, relative density, conductivity, magnetic, flexible, rigid, etc.