This 20 day unit plan has detailed and complete lessons that are spiraled to help scaffold student learning through meaningful experiments, observations, and connections. It comes with an entire workbook (or can easily be separated into individual worksheets), all the supplementals needed, pre and post assessments, planning map, backward design organizer, and content standards. I actually taught this unit, and can truly say every student learned so much and became an independent engaged scientist! Everything I create from scratch to align with every lesson in a very naturally progressive way enabling students to construct their own understandings. Every activity, idea, and strategy has a specific purpose and is based on research based best practices (I can provide any of the research I compiled for this project!)
Have fun, hit common core standards, and engage every student with this great unit. It covers, properties of matter (such as molecules and compressibility), changing states of matter, weight, volume, and the water cycle. The large document is easy to navigate with hyperlinks and I am available anytime to answer questions or help with anything. I will also be putting all the lessons individually on Teachers Pay Teachers soon, if you want just a one or two!