This is the first lesson in a 20 day unit that I created about the states of matter and how matter changes states. This is a great preassessment day, filled with inquiry, observation, critical thinking, and a read aloud. It is integrated with language arts and is designed to go along with my unit, but can be easily tailored to any science unit. "Big Ideas" that focus the unit are discussed through a fun read aloud and are explored through discussion and hands-on exploration. An Active Student Response activity is also discussed with an attached Power Point presentation to get every student involved and provide great assessment opportunities.
Included is a detailed lesson plan, two printable preassessment sheets, a descriptive story with questions to spark student ideas, and attachment for a Power Point presentation.