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Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

 
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Matter Foldable and Modeling Matter

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use items such as buttons and pom poms to create 3D models of the particles in each state of matter.

 
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States of Matter

5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Structure, Function, and Properties of Matter
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will create visual models of particles in each state of matter based on the particle theory.

 
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States of Matter Part 1

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students observe the properties of the three basic states of matter. They will also investigate the question: Does air take up space?

 
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Introduction to the Atomic Structure

High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 1-The Atom
High School Chemistry » Unit: Unit 1-The Atom
Eric Girard
Palos Heights, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's take a journey from deep space into the smallest part of all matter-the atom.

 
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Introduction to the Particle Theory of Matter: Day One of Plaid Pete's Particles

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How are particles different in solids, liquids, and gases? Using Plaid Pete and Seth's research notes and cereal rings students construct particle models of solids, liquids, and gases.

 
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The Particles of Matter

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students watch a video, create a poster model, and complete research to explain how matter is made up of small particles.

 
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atoms
   

Introduction to Scientific Models: Day One of Seth and the Yak Attack!

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What is a Scientific model? Why do scientists use models? Students engage in a guided exploration that helps them to understand that models are sophisticated tools that advance scientific understanding.

 
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Chocolate Changes State

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be making their own yummy treats by melting chocolate, adding it to candy molds, and then freezing it back into a solid.

 
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Unit 2 Assessment

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Its Interactions
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will complete a written assessment, as well as a choice board project to demonstrate their understanding of the standards related to matter.

 
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Investigating Water Molecules

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate water molecules by completing five investigative tasks. Using observations and models, students are able to describe how they know there are tiny particles in water.

 
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food coloring
   

Introduction to the Periodic Table: It's Elemental Plaid Pete!

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What is an element? What is a compound? What is the Periodic Table? Students finally get introduced to Plaid Pete, and the fine art of constructing molecules and writing chemical formulas!

 
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2014 10 21 14 17 52
   

States of Matter Part 2

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will use a video and text source to gather more information about the molecules and properties within different states of mater.

 
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Introduction to Scientific Models: Day Two of Seth and the Yak Attack!

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do scientists use models to revise their thinking and understanding of phenomena? Students use their new knowledge about scientific models to make a claim and provide evidence to support it.

 
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What's The Matter Plaid Pete? Unit Review

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do you study for a test? What are some strategies that can be easily used and will lead to success on assessments? Students learn how to use a study guide and games to review for the unit assessment.

 
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Diffusion of Water Molecules

5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
5th Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students investigate how the temperature of water affects the time it takes for food coloring to mix with water (due to the movement of tiny molecules).

 
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