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Activity: Intro to Phases of Matter

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The four states of matter as the temperature increases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Credit: UC Regents

Time: Approximate time to complete this activity 20 min.
Materials:
  • Material 1 – Scissors
  • Material 2 - Glue
  • Material 3 – Illustrations and properties of phases
  • Material 4 – Paper
  • Material 5 – Colored Pencils
Guiding Questions
  1. Question 1 –How are the molecules spaced in each phase of matter?
  2. Question 2 - How do molecules move in each phase of matter?
Plan
  • Plans for part 1 of activity: RVW ?'s

Students cut out illustrations of phases of matter, glue onto paper, cut out properties of each phase and glue with appropriate phase to make a foldable for their science notebooks.

    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: How are the molecules spaced in each phase of matter? How do molecules move in each phase of matter?
    • Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions: Appropriate for questions asked.
  • Plans for part 2 of activity: show online videos for Phases of Matter:
    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What are the phases of matter? How do molecules move in each phase of matter? What forms does water take?
    • Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions: Appropriate for questions asked.
Differentiation
  • Strategy 1 All students are encouraged to participate.
  • Strategy 2 Assistance with using scissors.
ELL Modification
  • Modification 1 Examples provided
  • Modification 2 Illustrations used
Check for Understanding How you will assess or check for student understanding throughout this activity. Student responses to questions.

download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity Intro to Phases of Matter.pdf

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

by Chris Mystkowski at 1:39 PM in Activity, Elementary, Physical Science
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