Describing Matter and How It Changes

Describing Matter and How It Changes

Grade 5 - Structure and Properties of Matter

In this Storyline, students develop an understanding of how the unique, observable properties of matter can be used to identify different materials, and they use models to recognize that all matter is made up of particles too small to be seen. Students discover through investigation that the weight of matter stays constant even when it mixes with other types of matter or changes state. They also gather evidence supporting the idea that mixing substances sometimes forms a new substance.


Anchoring Phenomenon

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Lesson 1

Properties of Materials Assessment

What is Matter Made Of? Interactive Science Lesson, Part 1

Interactive Science Lesson

Models of Matter Assessment

Sugar Water Reference Pictures

Graph Paper Template

Weight of a Solution - Science Video

Conservation of Weight Assessment

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