Properties of Matter Activities for 5th Grade Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the properties of matter. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Properties of Matter 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Properties of 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 Properties of Matter 5E Lesson, students will be able to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. [Clarification Statement: Examples of materials to be identified could include baking soda and other powders, metals, minerals, and liquids. Examples of properties could include color, hardness, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, response to magnetic forces, and solubility; density is not intended as an identifiable property.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include density or distinguishing mass and weight.]
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the properties of matter unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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