# Properties of Three Matter Worksheets by ytz20304

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Robin Scully

Objectives:
The student will be able to:
• explain that objects are made up of smaller parts
• identify the physical properties of an object
• explain that physical properties are not changed when the
size of the object is reduced
• state and give examples of the three states of matter

Overview of Content Standards:
Science 3.3
The student will investigate and understand that objects are
made of materials that can be described by their physical
properties. Key concepts include:
• objects are made of one or more materials
• materials are composed parts that are too small to be seen
without magnification; and
• physical properties remain the same as the materials reduced
in size

Technology:
C/T 5.2 The student will develop basic technology skills:
• select and use technology appropriate to the task
• apply technologies to strategies for problem solving and
critical thinking

C/T 5.4 The student will communicate through application software
• use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into
word-processed documents

Technology / Media Components:
Web:
Title: “BrainPOP”
Description: short video clips and quizzes on various subject
Matter
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
Title: “Unitedstreaming.com”
Description: short video clips, blackline masters, and quiz
Matter
URL: http://www5.unitedstreaming.com/index.cfm
Software:
• Inspiration 6.0

Student Materials:
Per student:
• 12 x 18 construction paper
• water drop picture listing and defining 3 states of matter
• Discover Science - textbook
• magnifying lenses
• vocabulary riddle cards
• worksheets :
o Solids, Liquids, and Gases
o What’s the Matter?
o What Have You Learned About Matter?
o Three States of Matter
o A Heated Discussion
o What are the Properties of Matter?
o What is Matter?
• Test

Per Class and/or group:
• plastic bag
• one wooden block
• glass of water
• banana
• clay
• paper
• onion
• red food dye
• microscopes

Teacher Preparation and Resources:

Teacher prep information:
• get construction paper
• copy worksheets and test
• gather:
o plastic bag
o block
o glass of water
o banana
o clay
o onion
o red dye
o sharp knife
o microscope
o magnifying lenses

• copy riddle cards

Resources:
• Discover Science textbook
• computer lab with Inspiration 6.0
• TV hooked to computer
• BrainPOP website
• Library books:
o Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Erica Smith (530.4 S)
o Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Mir Ansary
(530.4 ANS)
o States of Matter by Robert Snedden (530.4 SNE)

1. Interactive Instruction: The teacher will assess students’ knowledge
of matter – list responses on board
2. Indirect Instruction: The student will read “What is Matter” in
textbook p. 94-98
3. Direct Instruction: The teacher will distribute materials to each
student to make a science folder
4. Independent Study Instruction: Students will complete the
worksheet called Solids, Liquids, and Gases to assess basic
understanding of the three states of matter
5. Direct Instruction: The teacher will demonstrate forms of three
states of matter. Put a wooden block into a plastic bag. Question:
Does the block change shape? (no) Blow air into the plastic bag
and hold the end closed. What shape does the gas take? (the
shape of the bag) Pour the water into the plastic bag. How does the
water change shape? (changes from shape of glass to shape of the
bag). Place the bag of water back into the glass. Let the students see
that the volume has not changed.
6. Experential Instruction: The student will classify the foods they ate
yesterday as solids, liquids, or gases. The student will design a
meal that includes at least one solid, one liquid, and one gas.
7. Direct Instruction: The teacher will define the term “physical
change”
8. Indirect Instruction: The student will read “How Can Matter
Change?” textbook pages 104 - 106
9. Experential Instruction: The student will, when given a banana,
clay, and paper, demonstrate ways to make a physical change
10. Independent Study Instruction: Students will complete worksheets
from the following:
• What is the Matter?
• What Have You Learned About Matter?
• Three States of Matter
• A Heated Discussion
• What are the Properties of Matter?
• What is Matter?

11. Direct Instruction: The teacher will explain that all matter is made
up of smaller parts that are too small to see without magnification
12 Experential Instruction: The student discover that objects are made
of small parts and some of these parts are too small to see without
magnification
Slice an onion and put a few drops of red dye on it. Using a
magnifying glass, observe the long, individual onion cells.
Use a microscope to examine the onion and other objects.
13. Independent Study Instruction: The student will go to computer
lab and using “Inspiration” construct a graphic organizer listing
the 3 states of matter and find three picture graphics to illustrate
each.
14. Experential Instruction: The students (in small groups) will design
an investigation to determine if physical properties of a material
will remain the same if the material is reduced in size.
15 Direct Instruction: The teacher will show a video clip
“BrainPOP – Science”
Clip – States of Matter
Clip – Property Changes
Clip – Quiz
Alternative site is UnitedStreaming Blackline masters and quiz
available also.
http://www5.unitedstreaming.com/index.cfm
16. Indirect Instruction: The student will use the matter riddle cards to
review all concepts for a summative assessment.
17. Summative assessment – test

Assessment / Evaluation:

Formative:
• teacher observation
• direct questioning
• worksheets

Summative: Students will be assessed on their ability to:
• identify that all objects are made up of smaller parts that can
be seen with magnification
• list physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases
• classify objects as solids, liquids, or gases
• demonstrate that physical properties remain the same if the
material is reduced in size

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