Classifying Matter Activities for 5th Grade Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of classifying matter. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Classifying Matter 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Classifying Matter Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Classifying Matter 5E Lesson, students will be able to classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating using water as a reference point), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the classifying matter unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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