Reflection: Advanced Students Introduction to the Particle Theory of Matter: Day One of Plaid Pete's Particles - Section 4: Instruction


Differentiating for Highly Capable Students

My highly capable students deserve an appropriate academic program, just as my students who are English Language Learners, and those who have disabilities deserve instruction that is appropriate to meet their needs.

One of the ways that I have found to do this is through the integration of technology.  For classrooms that do not have access to technology, I highly recommend the donors sight, or entering contests or other grant opportunities.  That is how I obtained these resources for my classroom.

The National Science Teachers Association has a terrific list of recommended books.  I found this book, Properties of Matter by Aaron Carr and Lesley Evans Ogden.  It is an AV2 media enhanced book.  Inside the cover of each book is a unique code.  When you go to the website and enter the code, you are directed to a menu that separates the book into sections.  Each section gives extensions and different information about that section.  For example, pages 4-5 of this book is about Studying the Properties of Matter.  When I go to that section, I can listen to additional information about that topic, watch a podcast about Archimedes Principle.  Other sections contain downloadable activities, in addition to quizzes and vocabulary.  You can browse additional titles at this link: AV2 Books website.

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

Unit 1: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Lesson 13 of 22

Objective: SWBAT describe the spacing and movement of particles that differentiate solids, liquids, and gases.

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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Science, technology, science notebooks, Science Models
  65 minutes
2014 10 15 14 33 55
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