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Mystery Matter

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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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59 Resources

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States of Matter Part 1

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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?

35 Resources

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35 Resources

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States of Matter Part 2

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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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40 Resources

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Examining the Properties of Dry Ice

5th Grade Science

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Matter

Big Idea:In this high-interest lesson, students will learn about the properties of dry ice through research and investigations.

36 Resources

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36 Resources

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The Particles of Matter

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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.

45 Resources

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45 Resources

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Investigating Water Molecules

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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.

47 Resources

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47 Resources

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Diffusion of Water Molecules

5th Grade Science

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Matter

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).

46 Resources

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46 Resources

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Changing the Shape of Matter

5th Grade Science

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Matter

Big Idea:In this lesson, students begin by comparing physical and chemical changes. Then, students investigate how the shape of clay affects the mass.

49 Resources

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49 Resources

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Heating & Cooling Matter

5th Grade Science

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Matter

Big Idea:In this lesson, students investigate how the heating of matter (ice) affects the mass. Then, students draw conclusions and construct a graph using the results of their investigations.

44 Resources

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44 Resources

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Mixing Matter

5th Grade Science

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Matter

Big Idea:In this lesson, students investigate the overall mass of gravel and sand before and after they are mixed together.

47 Resources

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47 Resources

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Chemical Reactions

5th Grade Science

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Matter

Big Idea:In this lesson, students examine how mixing baking soda and vinegar results in new substances. They also discover that the beginning and ending mass of this chemical reaction remains the same.

52 Resources

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52 Resources

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