This is my Big List of Teaching Everything Properties of Matter to help you find what you’re looking for to teach this concept. This is always my second topic of the year, right after the Nature of Science intro unit. I will start at 5th grade and work my way down to kinder. Click any picture to see more about it or to grab it for your classroom!
5th Grade Science
First off, I want to share my newest creation: the completely digital lesson set. Just send to your student(s) devices and check back in a week!! With built-in learning, virtual labs, and formative assessments, this makes teaching science easy peasy! It totally paperless, too! This works well for independent learning in the classroom as well as at home learning for school closures or make-up work.
What I love about the Digital Lesson Set is how many ways this can be used in (and out of) your classroom. The virtual lab is what takes me the most time to create, but all the time and energy it saves in the long run makes it worth it! Can you imagine having an entire week of learning just ready for a student to open and complete?!
The digital lesson set corresponds with the following complete lesson set bundle.
Both of the above options are a complete lesson from start to finish with all activities and student pages. In case you can’t tell, I am big on having a complete set with everything I need in one place. It makes planning and prepping so much easier.
The following are exploration, or lab, activities to accompany a lesson.
**Matter Projects is a FREEBIE!!
Bundles that include resources to teach the Properties of Matter:
Science Starters are my go-to for getting our day started. This builds routine for students to walk in the classroom and get their day started without explicit instruction needed. The teacher is freed up to shake hands and welcome each student as they walk through the door.
Science Diagrams are a tool every teacher needs! I use them to review each unit. These make great supplemental aides for the STAAR test. A review game – quick draw – helps students commit these to memory in a fun way. Students who use them on a test will be practicing how to complete a blank diagram, while the rest of the class practices drawing and completing the diagrams. I have seen students use these as a brain dump before taking a test and do well with it!
This is a complete lesson from start to finish with all activities and student pages. Makes planning and teaching a breeze to have everything you need. Just print, make copies, and add simple lab supplies.
This is also a complete lesson set from start to finish with all activities and student pages. Makes planning and teaching a breeze to have everything you need. Just print, make copies, and add simple lab supplies.
A bundle of interactive science notebooks that include the Properties of Matter:
Kindergarten and First Grade
My kids LOVED this unit. Its cutesy, but still has high-quality real science learning!!
I hope this collection helps make your teacher life a bit easier and saves you time for yourself!!
More of these posts are coming soon, so follow my blog to make sure you don’t miss them!! I will add to these posts over the years as new grade levels get added into my collection.