Matter Science Unit

Matter Science Unit

Looking for fun and engaging Matter activities? This All About Matter resource has everything you need for an interactive science unit in your classroom. It includes posters, word cards, nonfiction unit booklet, lap book guide, matter activities, workbook, answer key, graphic organizers, and writing activities. This comprehensive packet includes 5 pdf files: Matter Booklet, Posters and Word Cards, Fun Matter Workbook, Lap Book Guide, and Writing Activities Booklet. All About Matter Booklet ☼ What is matter? ☼ What are the characteristics of matter? ☼ What are the states of matter? ☼ What is a solid? ☼ What is a liquid? ☼ What is a gas? ☼ What is plasma? ☼ How does matter change? ☼ What are the different changes in state? ☼ What is matter made up of? ☼ Why does matter matter? ☼ Fun Facts ☼ Recommended Books and Videos ☼ ACTIVITIES ☼ Measuring Mass ☼ Air has Mass ☼ Matter that Flow ☼ Comparing Solids, Liquids, and Gases ☼ Making Crystals ☼ Water in a Balloon ☼ Making Soap Bubbles ☼ Escaping Gas ☼ Changing the States of Water ☼ Making Ice Cream ☼ Melting Crayon ☼ A Chemical Change Fun Matter Workbook ☼ Crossword Puzzle ☼ Word Search ☼ Is it Matter? ☼ What is Matter? ☼ Characteristics of Matter ☼ Which is a Solid? ☼ Which is a Liquid? ☼ Which is a Gas? ☼ Which is a Plasma? ☼ Changes in State ☼ What is Matter Made up of? ☼ Arrangement of Atoms ☼ Fact or Opinion ☼ Reading Comprehension ☼ Understanding a Flow Chart ☼ Measuring Mass ☼ Comparing Mass of Solids ☼ Measuring Volume ☼ Comparing Volumes of Liquids ☼ Summary of States ☼ Analyzing Experimental Data ☼ Answer Key ☼ Certificate of Achievement Posters and Word Cards ☼ 12 Posters ☼ 12 Word Cards See word cards here. Lap Book Guide Matching Reading to Writing Booklet ☼ Before Reading ☼ K-W-L ☼ States of Matter ☼ Note-taking ☼ Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details ☼ Author’s Purpose ☼ After Reading ☼ Further Research ☼ Expository Writing ☼ Story Writing Looking for Other Nonfiction Units? Check out the following resources: Science Units Solar System Matter Energy Weather
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Floating In Salt Water

Floating In Salt Water

This activity is designed to encourage children to investigate whether objects sink or float in fresh water and salt water. Children will discover that salt water is more dense than fresh water so objects float more easily in it, and they will observe that salt water sinks when added to fresh water. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
TheTeachersFriend
Fossils/Fossilisation Worksheet and Extension Task

Fossils/Fossilisation Worksheet and Extension Task

A fossilisation task differentiated two ways: HA/MA children should order the images and use a word bank to write a description for each stage of the fossilisation process, LA children should complete the paragraphs using the word bank. Also includes an extension activity where children apply their knowledge and understanding of fossils and the fossilisation process to answer test-style questions.
aliceeliza
Ancient History Big Bundle!

Ancient History Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
Light, Energy, and Matter Collection

Light, Energy, and Matter Collection

This collection features printables covering light, energy, and matter. Also included: an engaging video on matter—great for introducing or reviewing the topic in whole group! Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and over 9,000 more resources for Preschool through 2nd grade. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to sign up.
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75 Learning Log Homework Tasks for Y1 & Y2 - 14 sheets

75 Learning Log Homework Tasks for Y1 & Y2 - 14 sheets

14 sheets of Learning Log activities for Y1/2. Most of them are grids of 6 activities or more. Range of themes: Great Explorers Toys through time Everyday materials Countries of the world London today and in the 1950s Splendid Skies Under the Sea Instructions Pirates Seasons Weather Winter The Plague/Great Fire of London Minibeasts
orangedaisy86
Science investigations

Science investigations

A wide collection of Science investigations and resources for all year groups - collected these up over my years as Science coordinator!
Lisawarry
British Science Week KS1 and KS2 Bundle

British Science Week KS1 and KS2 Bundle

British Science Week 9th-18th March 2018 All you need to run an easy, engaging and exciting science week in your whole school. Every resource is ready to go, bright, colourful and clear. All editable, detailed and relevant to KS1 and KS2. Every activity is specifically written for year groups, using objectives from the new national curriculum. KS1 Resources: KS1 29 slide Assembly and written tasks with templates. 4 Homework Task Cards for each year group, all different activities to choose from. A pack of What is Science? posters. A mini wow investigation for every day of the week for year 1, and different ones for year 2. A mini wow investigation for every day of the week for year 1, and different ones for year 2. KS2 Resources: 6. KS2 28 slide Assembly and written tasks with templates 7. 4 Homework Task Cards for each year group, all different activities to choose from. 8. A pack of 14 inspirational quote posters of famous British scientists. 9. A mini wow investigation for every day of the week for year 3, and different ones for year 4. 10. A mini wow investigation for every day of the week for year 5, and different ones for year 6. Have fun using these in your school, all reviews welcome.
Teachallenjoy
British Science Week 2018 KS1 Mini Investigations

British Science Week 2018 KS1 Mini Investigations

British Science Week 9th-18th March 2018 Inspire your pupils with a mini investigation for every day of British Science Week. 5 easy to set up and manage science activities for year 1. Plus 5 more simple but effective science activities for year 2. A short equipment list is provided for each year group so you can quickly collect the things you need for the week. Each activity is time flexible, they could take 10 minutes or easily extend to an hours lesson. Everyday a range of questions are provided to stimulate scientific thought and discussion. Challenge questions are included and the opportunity for children to think of their own questions. You can find many more inspiring and reliable resources at my shop Teachallenjoy You might also be interested in my other new resources for British Science Week 2018: Key Stage One Homework Tasks Key Stage One What is Science? Posters
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The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle

PowerPoint which covers the Water Cycle, looking at each of the stages. Also includes images as well as a video link which shows children the different stages of the water cycle in a way that they can remember. Perfect for either KS1 or KS2 as an introduction to the topic of weather.
HollywoodR95
NAME THE ELEMENTS

NAME THE ELEMENTS

This is a simple worksheet aimed at students who are starting to learn about the Periodic Table and the elements within it. Students can write the answers or cut and stick the correct answers using the answer sheet provided.
mitchynew
Water Cycle Topic Vocabulary Pack

Water Cycle Topic Vocabulary Pack

KS1 and KS2 focused. This 15 page Water Cycle TVP will help bring to life your topic! The ninja has carefully selected 4 key areas to study and explore! Created exciting lists of topic-focused nouns, verbs and adjectives to enhance pupil writing. Researched etymologies of Water Cycle related words for you to teach. The ninja has even provided a unique Vocabulary Ninja reward system (including certificates), branded display resources, and blank templates of Synonym Alley and Vocabulary Laboratory activities. The ninja has even supplied two pages of teaching techniques, helping you bring to life each resource. ​
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Rocks and fossils assessment- SEN ASD

Rocks and fossils assessment- SEN ASD

A basic rock assessment for the topic of rocks and fossils. Originally made for a low level SEN Y7 class and includes widget symbols to support with understanding. Answers on the last page
SophieLR12
Endangered animals and conservation issues

Endangered animals and conservation issues

I have bundled together ten resources which focus on endangered animals and conservation issues . Polar bears, sea turtles and albatrosses all face particular problems in our seas and oceans. These resources take a look at these creatures and how they are adapted to their natural environment and what steps we must take in order for them to survive in greater numbers. The problem of plastic waste is a recurring theme in several of these resources. This bundle includes quizzes, comprehensions , poetry and puzzles which will engage pupils and inspire them to do their own independent research. Suitable for ages 7 and upwards.
jlimb
Vertically Aligned Progression of Florida Science Sunshine State Standards

Vertically Aligned Progression of Florida Science Sunshine State Standards

Take your science instruction to the next level while you fully understand exactly where your students came from and where they are going. This vertical alignment of standards is content-organized and color coded for simple reference. Based on the Florida Sunshine Standards from 2008 (still being used) this packet clearly articulates the gap in instruction for certain grade levels, when items are scaffolded, when they pick up, and when they drop off. This is great for interventions, acceleration, filling gaps, and so much more!
myeducationalhotspot
Science test paper for grade  5 or 6

Science test paper for grade 5 or 6

multiple choice questions 10 fill in the blanks 5 diagram of human digestive system labeling plant cell labeling and explanation short questions recognition of items and labeling a complete paper
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Charley and the Book Factory Class Assembly - **Fully Editable**

Charley and the Book Factory Class Assembly - **Fully Editable**

This script was written for a Year 6 class close to the national tests. It is intended to highlight everything they have been studying the entire year. As the script is fully editable, the topics that don't fit your class can be easily changed to suit your group (so really could be used for any age group). The play follows the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory except it is a book factory and Wonka's golden tickets are hidden inside SATs revision books (could be changed to any type/genre of book for different year groups). Charlie only cares about studying and getting good grades but is thrilled to win and hopes to get a few more books from Mr. Wonka. Other kids want to win because they think that Mr Wonka will reveal some secrets that teachers have been hiding (like answers to SATs questions). Inside the book factory, the children tour different rooms. The first room is where story ideas begin. Kids review different types of writing and definitions can be shown on whiteboard or flipchart behind (devices such as 'flashbacks', 'informal vs formal', 'metaphors and similes'). The second room is like a laboratory and the competitive kids compete to show off their science knowledge (any science topics can be covered here - although the script covers properties of materials, sound, life processes, teeth and forces/gravity). The third room is a technology room, where a children compete to answer math questions (and demonstrate what they have learned). Questions covered include percentages of numbers, area of rectangles, converting km to m, decimals and fractions as well as reading coordinates. There are 14 main speaking character parts, 4 'nameless' speaking student parts and 6 non-speaking oompa loompas. The student parts can be split up to create more roles. There are plenty of opportunities for extra non-speaking roles and props people. The play should take between 15-25 minutes to perform. The resource is a word document and as mentioned fully editable. I hope your class enjoys it as much as mine did!
bookinspiredplay
FUNtastic Family STEM Activities

FUNtastic Family STEM Activities

This mini-guide to STEM activities includes the following topics: Projects: Magic Rainbow Pop­Up Card - a service-learning project Create Rain From Ice Cubes Design a Bucky Ball Model Cooking Up A STEM Lesson: Egg Candling Creative Connections Game STEM Birthday Celebrations Go Figure Game Articles for adults: STEM Education Influences Future Career Plans Build Your Child's Library Continue Your FUNtastic Family STEM Adventures
renee2181
E.G.s Whole school Progression & Tracking Grid For  Primary Science

E.G.s Whole school Progression & Tracking Grid For Primary Science

Education Guru have created a resource bundle that not only tracks each child’s achievements in their year group’s science but also shows you how these dovetail into the Interim Teacher Assessments that the Year 2 and Year 6 teachers have to report on. This handy tool can also help you, as a teacher, to understand progression in science, identify any gaps in your children’s knowledge and working scientifically skills and help you to differentiate.
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Christmas Science Activities Pack 1

Christmas Science Activities Pack 1

Grab some ideas for Christmas Activities to do with the children before the end of term. Over the years Education Guru has written lots of lesson plans to support science at this time of year. They match learning objectives from the Primary National Curriculum but the children will just think they are doing Christmas activities and can be enjoyed by all children . This pack contains the following lesson plans ' Christmas Eve Emergency', ' Father Christmas Early Warning System' , 'Snow Globe Science' , 'Rudolph and the Reindeers' 'Let it snow' and 'Melting Snowman'. It uses resources that should be readily available in the primary classroom.
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Science Key Objectives Assessment Grids Years 1 - 6

Science Key Objectives Assessment Grids Years 1 - 6

The Science Key Objective Assessment Grids, uses Excel to provide data for each pupil and overall progress for each class on those: • Achieving objectives independently; • Achieving objectives, with adult support; and those • Not achieving objectives Ideal for Heads of School, Subject Leaders or individual Teachers looking for a simple, systematic approach to assessment for learning. The data will provide information on areas of development in; the delivery of lessons; the class learning environment; the scaffolding used in lessons to promote independent learners; the need for additional resources; and necessary SEND assessment or provision. You can purchase individually for £5 per year group - or as a whole bundle.
Busychad
Scientific Process Blooms Inquiry Cycle

Scientific Process Blooms Inquiry Cycle

This is for KS1 and KS2 students. I developed this to cater for the British Curriculum, Topic planning format and the IB PYP inquiry - based curriculum. Any teacher teaching whichever curriculum can use this as a method of teaching their lesson content. This cycle facilitates deeper thinking skills and understanding. If you are interested in this product, literacy, maths and unit of inquiry lessons based on the same model have also been developed.
reiderbec
Hot Chocolate Experiment kindergarten / reception

Hot Chocolate Experiment kindergarten / reception

The children really enjoyed predicting whether hot, warm or cold water would dissolve the hot chocolate powder the quickest. We had guesses of all three for different reasons. We timed how long it took to dissolve and found out that hot water worked best because it has more energy and the molecules move faster. We watched a magic school bus episode about molecules and did one more experiment to visually show us how the molecules move faster in hot water. We also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows :) Their independent maths task this week tied in really well. They used tweezers to put certain numbers of marshmallows onto their laminated numbered hot chocolate counting sheets. The hot chocolate counting sheets can be found here: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/marshmallow-math/
CreativeClass13
Christmas Connect the Dots and Colouring Activity Pages

Christmas Connect the Dots and Colouring Activity Pages

This is winter, Christmas or New Year themed set of 12 connect the dots (or join the dots, else dot to dot, follow the dots) picture puzzles and colouring pages. The bundle includes: Directions: Draw a line from dot number 1 to dot number 2, then from dot number 2 to dot number 3, 3 to 4, and so on. Continue to join the dots until you have connected all the numbered dots. Then, color the picture! Answers included. All graphic files are of high quality for crisp and clear printing.
ratselmeister
Dot-to-Dot and Coloring Page - Snowman

Dot-to-Dot and Coloring Page - Snowman

This is winter, Christmas or New Year themed connect the dots (or join the dots, else dot to dot) picture puzzle and colouring page with cheerful snowman. Directions: Draw a line from dot number 1 to dot number 2, then from dot number 2 to dot number 3, 3 to 4, and so on. Continue to join the dots until you have connected all the numbered dots. Then, colour the picture! Answer included. Files: one JPEG page size file with activity, answer and task text in one place; two separate PNG files (the puzzle itself and answer file of smaller size). All graphic files are of high quality for crisp and clear printing. Keywords: learn, learning, number, numbers, counting, colouring, coloring, page, colouring page, snowman, snowmen, happy, cheerful, connect, dot, dots, dot-to-dot, join, follow, connect the dots, join the dots, puzzle, game, activity, winter, new year, christmas, holiday, black, white, printable, illustration.
ratselmeister
Dot-to-Dot and Coloring Page - Snowflake

Dot-to-Dot and Coloring Page - Snowflake

This is winter, Christmas or New Year themed connect the dots (or join the dots, else dot to dot) picture puzzle and coloring page with snowflake. Directions: Draw a line from dot number 1 to dot number 2, then from dot number 2 to dot number 3, 3 to 4, and so on. Continue to join the dots until you have connected all the numbered dots. Then, color the picture! Answer included. Files: one JPEG page size file with activity, answer and task text in one place; two separate PNG files (the puzzle itself and answer file of smaller size). All graphic files are of high quality for crisp and clear printing. Keywords: learn, learning, number, numbers, counting, colouring, coloring, page, colouring page, snowflake, snowflakes, connect, dot, dots, dot-to-dot, join, follow, connect the dots, join the dots, puzzle, game, activity, winter, new year, christmas, holiday, bear, cub, tree, snow, black, white, printable, illustration.
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Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Hatchling Alphabet Curriculum (printable A4 size). Create and learn to write the alphabet from A to Z with these fun lessons integrating sensorial and hands-on activities, songs, and printable templates. The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes creative activities, early math concepts, art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Hatchling Alphabet offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! 422 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about early math concepts including: counting, finger play songs, sizing, dot-to-dot 1-20, geoboards, geometrical shapes, number to quantity matching, one to one correspondence, same and different, sets of objects, more, less, and equal, measuring, pairs, symmetry, tangrams, and Venn diagrams • Create, explore and discuss science: air, bubbles, crystals, density, static electricity, elasticity, float or sink, gak, gravity, heat, liquid to solid, cooking, kites and wind, light and shadow, magnetic, Newton’s Law, ooblek, planets, nature rubbing art, rocks and minerals, sun and stars, terrarium, universe, velocity, viscosity, weather, x-rays, and yo-yos  • Game and movement ideas include: pretending to be an astronaut, balancing a beanbag, copy cat, duck waddling, egg and spoon, freeze dance, friendship circle, stop and go, action songs, jumping, playing ball, listen and move, opposites, hot potato, relaxation, red light green light, tumble time, acting out the ugly duckling story, going on vacation, what’s the time Mr. Fox, yoga and body letters • Art and craft ideas include: straw art, color mixing, coloring alphabet pages, fingerprint flowers, flower potpourri, heart hand, hand printing, ice painting, jack o’ lantern, kaleidoscope, kite mobile, sun printing, mask decorating, sewing a purse, quilt design, night and day picture
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Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Hatchling Alphabet Curriculum (printable letter size). Create and learn to write the alphabet from A to Z with these fun lessons integrating sensorial and hands-on activities, songs, and printable templates. The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes creative activities, early math concepts, art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Hatchling Alphabet offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! 422 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about early math concepts including: counting, finger play songs, sizing, dot-to-dot 1-20, geoboards, geometrical shapes, number to quantity matching, one to one correspondence, same and different, sets of objects, more, less, and equal, measuring, pairs, symmetry, tangrams, and Venn diagrams • Create, explore and discuss science: air, bubbles, crystals, density, static electricity, elasticity, float or sink, gak, gravity, heat, liquid to solid, cooking, kites and wind, light and shadow, magnetic, Newton’s Law, ooblek, planets, nature rubbing art, rocks and minerals, sun and stars, terrarium, universe, velocity, viscosity, weather, x-rays, and yo-yos  • Game and movement ideas include: pretending to be an astronaut, balancing a beanbag, copy cat, duck waddling, egg and spoon, freeze dance, friendship circle, stop and go, action songs, jumping, playing ball, listen and move, opposites, hot potato, relaxation, red light green light, tumble time, acting out the ugly duckling story, going on vacation, what’s the time Mr. Fox, yoga and body letters • Art and craft ideas include: straw art, color mixing, coloring alphabet pages, fingerprint flowers, flower potpourri, heart hand, hand printing, ice painting, jack o’ lantern, kaleidoscope, kite mobile, sun printing, mask decorating, sewing a purse, quilt design, night and day picture
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KS1 Sorting and Using Materials Science Vocabulary + Word Mat + 31 Fun Teaching Activities

KS1 Sorting and Using Materials Science Vocabulary + Word Mat + 31 Fun Teaching Activities

This pack contains some fun, colourful vocabulary flashcards, a 31 Teaching activity teaching guide and word mat. It makes teaching and learning more fun for everyone. Words used in the Sorting & using materials presentation. material metal plastic wood paper glass clay rock fabric sand hard soft rough smooth shiny dull bendy waterproof strong weak group object sort stretchy magnetic not magnetic lets light through transparent Additional documents are included with the permission of Sheffield Advisory and Inspection Service. These are available for free elsewhere online as word lists etc. However, not in the range of formats offered here.
peterfogarty
Steam Trains and Machines

Steam Trains and Machines

I will be adding to this resource over time as I encounter more steam trains and steam powered engines. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277