Are you about to teach the Unit on the States of Matter and its Properties? Then consider one of my kiddos favorites series of activities. I say learning shouldn't be boring and it gets even better when it can be tasted. Yes, learning the differences between solid, liquid, gas, and plasma might be challenging for some of them. Understanding that the matter changes when the heat energy is removed or add (and what this means on the molecular level) could not be more fun! Students will master the terms such as evaporation, freezing, solid, liquid, gas, plasma, condensation, volume, mass, melting, freezing, and sublimation through engaging videos, interactive content foldables, and hands-on activities.
This set of resources will be a treat not only for your kiddos, but you will enjoy it too. The zipped filed was updated and now includes not only the PPT Presentation which serves as a teacher's guide from day one all the way till evaluation but also the handouts for students. What a time saver! What else could be missing? (Let me know if you actually find it! ;)
The States of Matter unit includes well-designed activities aiming to increase the quality of learning while decreasing the time for preparation. The package will help you to guide your students to visualize and understand the states of matter with well-prepared hands-on activities and illustrated foldables for Interactive Science Notebooks.
This ZIPPed file includes:
♦ PDF Pre-Assessment Quiz to evaluate the prior-knowledge;
♦ PPT & PDF (read-only) Presentation (Teacher's Guide) to project in the classroom;
♦ PDF Vocabulary Pocket Foldable with terms: matter, solid, liquid, gas, plasma, volume, mass, chemical properties, physical properties.
♦ PDF Scoot Game with 16 Task Cards;
♦ PDF The States of Matter and its Phases of Changes Foldables;
♦ PDF Meltdown Challenge Worksheet;
♦ PDF Sweet Science Baggie Ice Cream Letter to Parents;
♦ PDF Ice Cream History Memo Card (1/4 page) with QR Code;
♦ PDF Sweet Science Baggie Ice Cream Worksheet;
♦ PDF Sweet Science Baggie Ice Cream Homework Venn Diagram;
♦ PDF Notebook Checklist;
♦ PDF Post-Assessment Quiz;
♦ PDF The Changes of Matter Poster Project Guidelines and Rubric;
♦ PDF Unit Overview/ Lesson Plan;
♦ Excel Class Profile to record the scores of the assessments.
With more than 100 pages, your kiddos will learn about solids, liquids, gases, plasma, evaporation, melting, freezing, heating, sublimation and much more! While some textbooks are excellent, most probably bore your students and frustrates you. Forget those books for a day or two, instead try this set out. Why should you present the ideas didactically as discrete facts to be accepted, rather than as clues of principles to be discovered and explored? Create a curriculum that engages students by relating science to their everyday lives. Don’t lessons become more explicit when it links the topic to an issue that affects them personally? Gauge the students' understanding and adapt quickly to their needs. Teach the same concepts and still support students with a wide range of learning levels.
Note: The PowerPoint Presentation contains informational animated videos, So, the access to YouTube and Internet is needed to open the links. Also, one of the slides has the QR code linked to the timeline of ice-cream. Therefore, QR Code Reader and Internet access to Pinterest is needed to open it.
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