Matter Lesson Plans
- Air: Demonstrating Its
Presence and Effects- To examine the effect of air pressure in a series
of experiments that highlight the consequences of the presence of our
atmosphere, aimed at grades 6-12.
- Air Movement- To
understand the existence and movement of air. Designed for grades 5 through
in Matter - This lesson is developed to enhance student understanding
of physical and chemical changes. It will also review knowledge of the
states of matter.
Matter - Students will be able to define and list examples of the
branches of chemistry.
- Comparing Densities
of Different Liquids- To motivate students to experiment, observe,
and calculate densities of several different liquids.
- Density- To discover
what properties determine the phenomenon of objects able to float and
objects able to sink.
Discoveries - Density Discoveries is a hands-on student learning opportunity
for students to find the mass, volume, and density of solid matter.
- Density in Relation
to Float and Sink- To determine why objects will float or sink in
relation to density.
Problems - Students will be able to use the density triangle to solve
for different variables.
of a Gas - Gas, like all matter, has mass and volume, therefore, it
has a density. Students will investigate the mass, volume, and density
of a gas by producing it in a chemical reaction.
- Exploring the Properties
of Matter in the Preschool- Increase awareness of their immediate
physical and natural world through manipulation, observation, discussion,
art, and hands-on experiences.
Laws - After completing this unit the student will be able to understand
the relation ship between temperature and pressure on volume of gases.
- Gases Lighter and Heavier
than Air- The students will be able to understand and demonstrate
that there are gases that are lighter (less dense) and heavier (more dense)
- GUM: More,
Less, or the Same? - A laboratory activity confirming the law of conservation
of matter by weighing chewing gum before and after it is chewed. Will
it weigh more, less or the same? What happens to the matter?
- Introduction to the
Periodic Table- The purpose of my mini-teach is to introduce various
methods of presenting the Periodic Table which identifies the various
Matters - This is lesson one of the unit Weather Trackers. Students
learn by observation and hands-on activities the act of water changing
form from a solid to a liquid to a gas.
Matters! - This introductory lesson offers an interactive opportunity
for the students' prior knowledge to be expressed and extends an understanding
of the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) through inquiry in preparation
for more indepth experimentation in heating and cooling.
- Solids, liquids and
gases- Using various examples of solids, liquids and gases, the student
will be able to define the three states of matter. They will classify
the three kinds of matter, describe its properties and give examples of
Liquid, or Gas? - Using literature to introduce the states of matter,
students identify physical characteristics and group objects for a picnic
using the states of matter for each object.
and Matter - Sound travels through different states of matter (solid,
Changes With Chocolate - Understand the concept of a mold and predict
what shape the chocolate will take when it is finally cool enough to eat.
of Matter - Students examine how atoms change from solid to liquid
- States of Matter-
To provide concrete experiences with solids, liquids and gases.
- Temperature- Students
in grades kindergarten through second will learn that the skin is not
always a reliable sensor of temperature.
- Tempting Temperatures-
The students (K-3) will be able to define what a thermometer is and observe
changes in temperature using a thermometer.
- The Air Out There-
The elementary student will be able to; demonstrate air movement. indicate
the direction of the air.
- The Three States Of
Matter- Identify and compare solids, liquids, and gases.
of Heat - Students will be able to define conduction, insulators,
convection and radiation.
Is the Matter with Water? - How fast can you make an ice cube melt?
After students observe water as a liquid, solid, and gas, they compete
to see how fast they can make an ice cube melt.
Is the Matter? - What is the Matter? It's a solid, a liquid, or a
gas. In this lesson, students explore and identify the phases of matter
and compare the particle motion in solids, liquids, and gasses.
State Is It? - After reviewing the states of matter and reading Bartholomew
and the Oobleck, students create some oobleck and then use the descriptions
of the states of matter to categorize the oobleck.
the Matter with that Cup? - Which restaurant gives you more bang for
your buck? Students measure volume, circumference, and height of fast
food cups, find which one has the greatest volume, and compare/contrast
those measurements to discover any correlations between them.
the Matter? - Students become scientists when they are actively involved
in this lesson that teaches students to observe the differences between
solids, liquids and gases. They will be amazed at the objects they come
up with to sort in this engaging lesson.
the Matter? Locating Electrons in an Atom - The students roll dice
in order to simulate the probability of locating an electron in a certain
region around the nucleus.