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Activity: What is Matter?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lesson Plan Day 1 – What is Matter? ​ ​
Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • What is matter?
Date(s): Day 1 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects
  • Standard 1- 5.1
  • Standard 2- 5.4

  • Tenet 2 – Reliable & Tentative
  • Tenet 3 – Observation & Inference
  • Tenet 4 – Logic & Imagination
  • Tenet 7 – Social Activity
Student Objective(s) for this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Objective 1 – Know what matter is
  2. Objective 2 – know that matter is everywhere
  3. Objective 3 – Know that water is a form of matter.
Misconceptions to address in this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Misconception 1 – Water is not the same matter when it freezes, evaporates, or liquefies.
  2. Misconception 2 –Matter is only something you can see and hold.
  3. Misconception 3 – Water does not disappear when it evaporates.
Safety Concerns in this lesson: ​ ​
  • Safety 1 – Watching students around hot plate
download.jpg Making Our Water Work Lesson Plan What is Matter.pdf


Related Activities:

Activity #1 Intro to Matter/Water
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity 1 Intro to Matter Water.pdf] Link
Activity #2 Disappearing Water

[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Activity 2 Disappearing Water.pdf] Link

Activity #3 Is it still matter?
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity 3 Is It Still Matter.pdf] Link


Related Master Lesson Plan:

Making Our Water Work - Matter

[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Grade 5 Matter Master Lesson Plan.pdf] Link


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


by Science Generalist at 2:01 PM in Activity, Elementary, Physical Science
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