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Lesson Plan: How Does Temperature Affect the Phases of Matter?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lesson Plan Day 7 – How Does Temperature Affect the Phases of Matter? ​ ​
Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • How does temperature affect the phases of water?
Date(s): Day 7 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects

  • 5.4b - The effect of temperature on the phases of matter

  • Tenet 1 – The natural world is understandable
  • Tenet 2 – Scientific knowledge is the product of observation and inference.
Student Objective(s) for this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Objective 1 – Understand how temperature affects the phases of matter.
Misconceptions to address in this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Misconception 1 – Heat is a form of energy.
  2. Misconception 2 – Cold is the absence of heat, not a separate force.
  3. Misconception 3 – The difference between evaporation and boiling.
Safety Concerns in this lesson: ​ ​

Safety 1 – Spillage of water, creating a slipping hazard.


download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Lesson Plan How Does Temperature Affect the Phases of Matter.pdf

​Related Activities:
Activity #1 Follow up on phase change activity
[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Activity 1 Follow up on phase change activity 1.pdf] Link
Activity #2 Phase Change Simulations
[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Activity Phase Change Simulations.pdf] Link

Related Master Lesson Plan:
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Grade 5 Matter Felice Von Bank Winning Master Lesson Plan.pdf] Link

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



by Science Generalist at 3:52 PM in Elementary, Physical Science, Lesson Plan
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