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Activity: Making models of phases of matter

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

water_phases.jpg

Time: 25 minutes

Materials
  • Material 1 – Plastic petri dishes
  • Material 2 – Ball bearings
  • Material 3 – Tape
Guiding Questions
  1. Question 1 – What are the physical properties of each phase of matter?
  2. Question 2 – How do molecules move in each phase of matter?
Plan

Plans for part 1 of activity – show two videos.

Video 1 Properties of Matter w/song (2:56) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiyJPhOMF6I

Video 2 Phases of Matter (Bill Nye) (:38) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBQcpF_j5Xg

Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What are the phases of matter? How do molecules move through each phase of matter?

Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions: Appropriate for questions asked.

Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What are the phases of matter? How do molecules move through each phase of matter?

Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions: Appropriate for questions asked.

Differentiation
  • Strategy 1 Students will work in groups
  • Strategy 2 All students will be encouraged to participate
ELL Modification
  • Modification 1 Hands on activity
  • Modification 2 Example given
Check for Understanding

How you will assess or check for student understanding throughout this activity.

Their models will be assessed and discussed.

download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity Making models of phases of matter.pdf

Created by: Ms. Felice, Ms. Von Bank and Ms. Winning.


by Chris Mystkowski at 2:10 PM in Activity, Elementary, Physical Science, Online Resources
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