As we start our Properties of Matter Unit, we need to look at the vocabulary that you will be responsible for knowing. Here is the Glossary for Properties of Matter. Use this below to help you fill in the graphic organizer.
For this activity you need to fill in the Vocabulary Graphic Organizer. You can either do this in your Science notebook or you can type it directly onto the document. You will need to copy and paste some of the boxes so that you have enough. Again, use the vocabulary Glossary that I have provided to get the words AND the definition. Now on the organizer:
- Write the word
- Give the definition
- Get a picture, symbol or anything visual that represents the word
- Give a connection that YOU have to the word – self, text/media, world
As well, we will be working in class so that you know them by quizzing each other, using white boards and incorporating it into your knowledge when answering questions and on assessments.
Standards for the Unit:
- Understand matter and its physical properties, which are independent of sample size ( (Specifically: density, boiling point and solubility)
Essential Questions for the Unit:
1. Density and how to measure and calculate it
2. Solubility and Mixtures
3. States of matter, boiling point, and melting point.
Glossary for Properties of Matter
Study Jams – Properties of Matter review video
Physical Properties of Matter Lab – break into 2 labs and show the Schlesenger video before (Montage)
Properties of Matter Video – use to begin States of Matter below or after the hook and before the Matter Lab above
Matter, Mass and Volume Videos
Density is a Property of Matter Lab – 2 day lab with graphing and focus questions
Graphing for Density Lab – part of Density is a Property of Matter Lab
Follow-up Questions for Lab – part of Density is a Property of Matter Lab
Density Science Reading – Used for homework
Wa-tar Densities – short lab; focus on accuracy and on why it possibly is not 1.
Archimedes Video – Do after Density is a Property of Matter Lab
Density Video – worksheets for density practice: Density Calculations; Density Practice 2; Density extension – during this section to practice.
Density Slideshow and Questions review – good for homework and/or test review
Sink or Float
States(Phases) of Matter
Changes in the Properties of Matter
States of Matter – Solid, Liquid, Gas
Changes in States of Matter – Safari Montage
KS3 Bitesize Science Particle Model
Boiling Point Lab #1 – need 1 hour. Don’t do back to back with another class.