This lesson package on Matter introduces students to what Matter is as well as how it relates to particles, mass and volume. Furthermore, the lesson explores change of state and a basic overview of the particle theory. Lastly, the lesson package include a laboratory activity where you students will see how an objects state (solid, liquid or gas) affects its mass and volume.
The package contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 1 laboratory activity, 2 embedded videos, 2 worksheets with answer keys (including 1 Bill Nye The Science Guy worksheet) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the PowerPoint
– The student version of the PowerPoint
– 1 Laboratory Activity
– 2 Worksheets with answer key
– 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– What is Matter
– Mass and Volume
– The Particle Theory of Matter
– States (Phases) of Matter
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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