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Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

 
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My Super Fantanbulous Terrific Science Notebook

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When students complete this lesson, they will have an interactive notebook specifically designed to support their personal learning.

 
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Mystery Powders Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using common white powders, observation, recording and deduction skills are practiced in this entry level experiment. Students practice teamwork skills and develop lab rapport.

 
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Physical Changes Versus Chemical Changes

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 make glue balls, lava lamps, origami dogs, and many more exciting things to help them differentiate between physical and chemical changes.

 
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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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Mystery Matter

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

In this lesson, students learn about physical and chemical properties. Then, they observe and measure the physical properties of a mystery item. At the end, students describe the properties of their mystery matter while the class tries to guess what it is!

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

How do scientists collect data? What kinds of data do they collect? Students learn about qualitative and quantitative data.

 
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Using Properties to Identify White Powders

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 observe physical and chemical properties of white powders and then use those initial observations to help them identify these powders when presented without labels

 
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Using Properties to Classify

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will investigate items in a basket to determine how they are similar and different to help classify them into groups.

 
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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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Introduction to Matter: Plaid Pete & Seth Sort Out Their Homework

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 matter? Students help Plaid Pete and Seth with a homework assignment that has them sort items from a list into categories of matter and non-matter.

 
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Using Properties to Separate Mixtures

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 use tools such as sieves, magnets, and filter paper to help them separate mixtures.

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

How do scientists use data to support a claim? Do some types of data provide more effective support than others? Students lend Plaid Pete a helping hand, as they collect evidence to make a claim about the identity of the Prize Potato.

 
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Electrical Conductors

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 build circuits and then replace the switch with various items to test if they are good conductors of electricity.

 
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Day 1 Physical Vs Chemical Changes

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 conduct six different investigations to distinguish physical and chemical changes in matter.

 
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