The States and Matter Science Unit meets SC State Standards and Common Core Standards for grade 5. The unit includes note taking, data sheets, PowerPoint presentations, experiments with data sheets included, lesson plans, unit assessments (formal and informal), study guides, and final tests.
The unit uses the PowerPoint presentations to introduce vocabulary and initial concepts to the students. Hands-on experiments (making plastic, separating mixtures, chromotography, and many other concepts) allow the students to apply the knowledge learned during note taking sessions.
The unit is both easy to teach, and the students LOVE it!