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Lesson Plan: How Can You Build an Environmentally Friendly Filter?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lesson Plan Day 9 – How Can You Build an Environmentally Friendly Filter? ​ ​
Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • How can you build an environmentally friendly filter?
Date(s): Day 9 ​
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects

  • 5.4b - the effect of temperature on the phases of matter
  • 5.4e - mixtures including solutions

  • Tenet 1 – Scientists use many methods to develop scientific knowledge.
  • Tenet 2 – Science uses a blend of logic and imagination.
  • Tenet 3 – Science is a social activity.
Student Objective(s) for this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Objective 1 – Understand the similarities and differences between mixtures and solutions
Misconceptions to address in this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Misconception 1 – A solution is a type of mixture not a compound.
  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 Can You Build an Environmentally Friendly Filter.pdf


​Related Activities:
Activity #1 Follow up on phase change activity #2
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity Follow up on phase change activity 2.pdf] Link

Related Master Lesson Plan:
[download.jpgMaking 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 4:10 PM in Elementary, Physical Science, Lesson Plan
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