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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The Changing Matter of Water

The Changing Matter of Water

Worksheet designed for use after students watch a video on the changing matter of water - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE1LePDZ4Y. Would be best used for upper primary science or lower secondary for a recap when studying the role of water throughout Australia and the world. Goes through the scientific compisition of matter and the different forms that water can come in.
kjackson107
Ernest Rutherford Reading Comprehension

Ernest Rutherford Reading Comprehension

This mini-unit on Ernest Rutherford is a great resource to be used as you teach about Rutherford’s life, achievements and sayings. Ernest Rutherford was one of New Zealand’s great scientists and is on our $100 money note.The unit includes a combination of comprehension questions and deeper level questions to challenge your students. It includes: Informational text for students to learn about his life and achievements Comprehension questions ranging from knowledge questions to higher order thinking. Famous quotes from Ernest Rutherford for your bulletin board.
Kiwilander
Year 3/4 Science lesson - used in SUCCESSFUL interview.

Year 3/4 Science lesson - used in SUCCESSFUL interview.

Full lesson plan (Solids and liquids) includes learning objectives, success criteria, differentiation, AfL strategies, key questions, timings, links to Key Skills and Curriculum, and Welsh development. Also includes all the recourses you need, only thing you need to buy is your own slime (or make it yourself - super simple!). This lesson was used in a SUCCESSFUL interview. This lesson was also used in an inspection which was rated as excellent.
liamtinner
Clean It Up

Clean It Up

In this activity students will explore the processes through which water is made safe for drinking. Students will observe teacher demonstrations around the various processes involved in treating water and will also work in groups to conduct an experiment around one of the stages of water treatment. This activity requires considerable preparation and resources but is simple and effective to run.
TheTeachersFriend
Story Of A River

Story Of A River

In this lesson students investigate what happens when people’s activities result in water pollution. Pollution on land is simulated with the addition of easily obtained materials in a clear bowl of water. Students make links with retaining healthy waterways with preventing polluting substances from reaching them.
TheTeachersFriend
Stop The Ice Melting

Stop The Ice Melting

Students experiment with creating coolers out of a range of materials, testing to see which materials best keep an ice cube from melting. Through this activity students will understand how insulators can reduce the speed at which items heat up or cool down.
TheTeachersFriend
Staying Afloat

Staying Afloat

In this activity students will experiment with the surface tension of water using pepper and dish washing liquid. Through this activity students will understand that surface tension can support light materials under specific conditions.
TheTeachersFriend
#GoogleExpeditions The Hydrosphere: Modeling the Water Cycle with Scratch

#GoogleExpeditions The Hydrosphere: Modeling the Water Cycle with Scratch

This lesson combines science and computer science as students explore the water cycle through an expedition in the hydrosphere and use the programming language Scratch to create their own model. Objectives: Students will discuss how all water moves through a never ending cycle identifying key points in all stages. Students will apply their understanding by creating a model of the water cycle in Scratch. Standards: ESS2C: The Role of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes 5-ESS2-1 MS-ESS2-4 CSTA 1B-AP-10: Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals. CSTA 1B-AP-17: Describe choices made during program development using code comments, presentations, and demonstrations. Additional videos / resources: Crash Course Kids: The Great Aqua Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5G4NCwWUxY Google Expedition Research Journal https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cd-NZMmx4dwzMsWNOuBg8Y375_iDJm6G/view?usp=sharing Create your own Google Logo Activity https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/c/cs-first/en/create-your-own-google-logo/overview.html Scratch Project Rubric https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jxxNbEITs4SDxNjsl0fXoq-XRX3t2HpY6aRfL_iKDyk/edit?usp=sharing Optional/Additional Lesson Plans/Resources Hydrologic (Water) Cycle Multimedia Text Set https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vROakYmPuB2lMPONXbnF2kh28gPHC9EWM2ojZp7tvu9pFHUqgOjUFlb-URpx9w5zZnfCFf6qK28Wqht/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 NASA Precipitation Education: Exploring the Water Cycle https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/exploring-water-cycle
kdmoura
Separation of Mixtures Key Words

Separation of Mixtures Key Words

Worksheet for assessment of or consolidation of key word definitions related to the topic of Mixtures and Separation Aimed at Years 6-8 but easily editable to suit differing abilities. Part of a unit of work on the same topic available as a paid resource.
phileusfogg180
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
Oobleck Investigation

Oobleck Investigation

A Science investigation for KS2 (tested on year 3) into states of matter. Students make Oobleck, a non newtonian fluid, and try to categorise it. Includes questions for each stage of bloom’s revised taxonomy leading to deeper, higher order thinking skills. Includes recipe, lesson plan, and teacher instructions.
Hmorgaine
Millionaire Quiz! (States of Matter - Solids, Liquids and Gases)

Millionaire Quiz! (States of Matter - Solids, Liquids and Gases)

Perfect for revising, assessment or purely for fun, this fully interactive game features increasingly challenging questions including: Features of solids, liquids and gases Evaporation and condensation Behaviour of particles Changes in energy …and more! This fully interactive high-quality gameshow features all the drama of the TV show. Each possible answer is linked to either a pass or fail screen indicating the amount of money ‘won’. A free trial of my best-in-class version is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/millionaire-quiz-free-trial-edition-11697409 Please see my shop for other gameshows, worksheets, activities and time-saving ideas. All feedback is welcome so please do comment and rate. N.B The original logos for Who Wants to be a Millionaire are property of Sony Pictures Television. For this reason they have not been included, but a similar non-trademarked version has.
GalvaniseEDU
General Science Word Search Puzzle PLUS Science Facts for Kids (Both Items)

General Science Word Search Puzzle PLUS Science Facts for Kids (Both Items)

GENERAL SCIENCE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE PLUS SCIENCE FACTS FOR KIDS (BOTH ITEMS) GENERAL SCIENCE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE: 33 words to find in this HUGE word search puzzle all dealing with Science. Students LOVE these word searches and know how to use them. You do too. A GREAT FILLER ACTIVITY with learning involved. These science terms are sure to lead to discussions. Decorated with different science images. SCIENCE FACTS FOR KIDS: You receive 40, yes 40 general science questions covering a wide range of topics all dealing with different areas of science. Do your students know their general science? These 3 worksheets will help. Students are asked to answer all 40 questions and THEN discuss their answers with their teacher and class. They will know some of these and learn from the rest. THREE FULL WORKSHEETS all on basic science facts. Your download of 4 pages includes answers. Decorated for fun. Designed and created by David Filipek. Copyright© 2018 David Filipek All rights reserved by author. Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.
dfilipek
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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Evaporation, Condensation and Dissolving (Complete Lesson)

Evaporation, Condensation and Dissolving (Complete Lesson)

This lesson is intended for lower KS2 pupils who have already learned what the three states of matter are and who are ready to learn the processes of evaporation, condensation and dissolving. The initial teacher demonstration can be done with a kettle and glass (mind your hands!), then show pupils ice melting and sugar/salt dissolving in water. There are then three differentiated worksheets for pupils to demonstrate their understanding of the three processes.
tejlander
Simple Volcano practical for clubs/Beavers

Simple Volcano practical for clubs/Beavers

Simple hands-on practical instructions to undertake a volcanic eruption for a primary/Year 7 Science Club Activity / Beaver Science Investigator Badge. Uses bicarbonate of soda & vinegar. Links to other similar volcano practical resources are given.
bmajor
Project Overview based on Iceland

Project Overview based on Iceland

The document provides links to known websites that work, ideas for links across the curriculum. All work is linked around studying Iceland, and the natural wonders you find there.
teachingwhyley
The Cookie Jar Forensic Science Mystery-The Crime Scenario

The Cookie Jar Forensic Science Mystery-The Crime Scenario

Welcome to The Cookie Jar Mystery An exciting adventure in the world of forensic science! The Cookie Jar Mystery is a fun, forensic science mini-course consisting of six separate modules designed to engage middle school students. In Mrs. Johnson’s classroom, a curious crime has taken place: her favorite cookie jar has been broken and not surprisingly, some of her delicious, homemade cookies have been eaten! As a scientist and teacher, Mrs. Johnson realizes that this unfortunate incident provides a “teachable moment”—an opportunity to teach students how to use the tools of forensic science, understand the crime, and find the guilty party! In The Cookie Jar Mystery, instructors and students participate in the investigation, aided by the clues and developments in the case revealed in the ongoing story of Mrs. Johnson’s classroom. Although every module moves students closer to a final conclusion and the guilty suspect, each module is fully self-contained, providing a complete science module/lab, all of the activities and assessments to support student understanding, and an engaging chapter in the story of the crime. Module Structure in Five Easy Steps: Teaching Forensic Science Overview: Easy classroom set-up, list of materials to acquire, background information for the teacher, and learning objectives. More to the Story: Engaging Students:A stand-alone, read-aloud “chapter” in the ongoing story of the middle-school crime: the breaking of Mrs. Johnson’s cookie jar, the theft of cookies, and the pursuit of justice. Hands-On Activities: Experiments that range from developing observation skills to fingerprint detection, understanding DNA and much, much more! Data Collection and Analysis: Students develop a working theory of the crime by recording their experimental data on handy,activity-related “case notes”, then discussing their findings with their fellow classroom “detectives.” Assessment, Standards, and Extensions: Strategies on how to assess student understanding, procedures and content of each learning activity are included. A standards correlation sheet clearly demonstrates how The Cookie Jar Mystery’s activities meet national standards in Science and ELA. Module extensions, resources, and additional reading are recommended in each module. Each module contains a glossary of terms introduced. To kick off the series in Module 1: The Crime Scenario, students are introduced to the classroom caper through discovery of clues at the re-created crime scene. Students learn about the steps of the investigation, observation, and the identities of the four suspects in question. Each lesson comes with a complete supply list and all the handouts for each activity. Many of the supplies needed are found in most classrooms, other can be found at science suppliers and your local grocery store.
fmdebritz
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
Grade 5 Science Exam paper + practical + viva = 50 marks

Grade 5 Science Exam paper + practical + viva = 50 marks

Practical_: To make an electro-magnet. Q1. Fill in the blanks Marks 5 Q2. MCQs 5 Q3. Matching 5 Q4. Label An Electric Circuit 2 Q5. Short Questions Mass and weight, electromagnet, solar flares, conductors, insulators, Reducing air pollution, food poisoning 13 Q6. Drawing The Solar System 5 Q7. Electricity current. Marks 5 Q8. Life chances on nearest planet to the Earth. Marks 5 Total Marks 45 And %
tacss
Grade 3 Science Exam paper +practical +viva

Grade 3 Science Exam paper +practical +viva

Q1. MCQs Marks 10 Q2. Fill in the blanks Marks 5 Q3. Matching Definitions Marks 5 Q4. Diagrams Earth Revolution Marks 4 Q5. Label photosynthesis Marks 6 Q6. Conductors/ melting/ electricity safety / potential and kinetic ebergy / magenets/ shadows / luminous and non luminous objects 3 + 2 +2 + 2+2+1+3 = 15 marks Total marks 45 % 5 practical total 50
tacss
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 Mini Investigations UKS2

British Science Week 2018 Mini Investigations UKS2

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 5. Plus 5 more simple but effective science activities for year 6. 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. Children are also encouraged to think of their own questions to spark that scientific curiosity which this week is all about. Also there are extension activities and challenges to further enrich the learning and engage every child. The science behind every activity is quickly and clearly explained with helpful images and diagrams. 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: British Science Week KS2 Posters British Science Week KS2 Homework Tasks British Science Week KS2 Assembly
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British Science Week 2018 Mini Investigations LKS2

British Science Week 2018 Mini Investigations LKS2

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 3. Plus 5 more simple but effective science activities for year 4. 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. Children are also encouraged to think of their own questions to spark that scientific curiosity which this week is all about. Also there are extension activities and challenges to further enrich the learning and engage every child. 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: British Science Week KS2 Posters British Science Week KS2 Homework Tasks British Science Week KS2 Assembly
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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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