Lesson Plan : Phases of Matter

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Reddick
 Grade 7-8

 States of Matter
 Kinetic Theory of Matter/Brownian Motion, Temperature vs. Heat, Matter in the Solid State (Crystalline/Non-Crystalline Solids), Heat of Fusion, Melting Point, Properties of Liquids & Gases, Behavior of Liquids and Gases, Heat of Vaporization/Evaporation, Condensation, Diffusion, Pressure/Pascal's Principle, Gas & Atmospheric Pressure, Density/Buoyancy
 1. Students will understand tat matter is constantly in motion. 2. Absolute zero is presently only a theory. 3. Students will know the factor's that affect a crystal's growth. 4. Students when know how temperature is related to kinetic energy and viscosity. 5. Students will learn how matter changes states (add/remove heat). 6. Students will understand why liquids and gases can be easily compressed. 7. Students will understand that heat can be transferred via radiation, conduction, and convection. 8. Students will understand why some objects float and others sink.
 To understand the three states of matter and the properties associated with each state.
 TV and Computer
 Do you know why many fast food places but holes or vents on the side of their boxes? The answer is because of the states of matter changes that take place inside the container. Steam from hot food rises and eventually condenses into water leaving the food soggy. Today, you will learn about the states of matter.
 Students will answer scientific questions that are embedded in the multimedia presentation
 The audiovisual learner and/or ESE student will be reached by integrating technology. Students will be asked questions to check for understanding.
Checking For Understanding:
 At the end of class students will draw a diagram of what happens when warmer gas particles collide with cooler particles. They must have the arrows going in the correct direction.

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