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Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

 
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Crack That Marble! Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this high impact and fun series of labs, students crack a marble, melt a milk jug and expand a baby bottle to identify physical and chemical properties.

 
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Mixtures Labs Day 1: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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Talk About Burning Your Money! (Phase Changes, Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students investigate endothermic and exothermic reactions with dry ice!

 
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Peppery Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students go through a series of fun lab rotations that allow students to look at the chemical and physical properties of substances!

 
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Absolute Zero

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Students build on their understanding of measuring heat with this investigation into what we mean by absolute zero.

 
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S'Mores, Discourse, and Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students practice discussion techniques in searching for physical and chemical properties of the reactants when eating S'mores!

 
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Phase Change and Behavior of Gases

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Use this lesson to explore how the properties of gases depend on the behavior of the particles involved. Students will love playing with the simulation.

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Insatiable Bird

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Push your students thinking on heat transfer, gas laws and thermodynamics using a toy and current learning.

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Sugar, Solutes...Satisfaction!

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how solutes affect the freezing point of substances and how phases changes are related to the shift in thermal energy as they make ice cream!

 
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Mixtures Labs Day 2: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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Charles's Law

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Help your students connect what they know about the density of gases and heat transfer to understanding this gas law.

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Density Cylinder Lab: An Introduction to Density

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Mass, Volume, and Density
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Mass, Volume, and Density
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students measure the density of a set of cylinders that have the same mass but different volumes to discover the relationship between mass, volume, and density!

 
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Measurement: Mass

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of mass is fundamental to identifying and describing matter. Students building a beginning understanding of mass by exploring the concept through words, diagrams and measurements.

 
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Properties of Matter Unit Essentials

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are lots of behind-the-scenes resources required to make a great unit. Find them here!

 
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Determining Freezing Points Lab

8th Grade Science » Unit: States of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: States of Matter
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
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Through a hands on activity students explore the freezing process of candle wax at room temperature.

 
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