|Type of Product:||SciGuide
based on 3 reviews
|Grade Level:||Elementary School
SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.
Support your students’ natural curiosity by engaging them in observations and manipulations of objects and materials. They should describe attributes of objects. They should subject materials to mixing, heating, freezing, stretching, bending, and anything else they can safely do. In the process they will be recognizing differences and similarities and building vocabulary. They will be developing the ability to categorize.
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Science process skills
|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, Learner, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Careers, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
|Resource Format:||application/msword, application/pdf, application/x-shockwave-flash, audio/mp3, image/gif, image/jpeg, text/html, video/quicktime
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 12 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Properties of objects and materials
- Objects have many observable properties, including the ability to react with other substances. (K-4)
- Objects have many observable properties, including size, weight, shape, color, and temperature. (K-4)
- The observable properties of objects can be measured using tools, such as rulers, balances, and thermometers. (K-4)
- The properties of objects can be used to separate or sort a group of objects or materials.
- Materials can exist in different states--solid, liquid, and gas. (K-4)
- Some common materials, such as water, can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling. (K-4)
- Chemical Reactions
- Chemical reactions occur all around us, for example in health care, cooking, cosmetics, and automobiles. (9-12)
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
- Content Standards
- Quality Teaching
- Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately. (NSDC)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Understandings about scientific inquiry
||Properties of Objects and Materials
||Reviewed by: Dawn Nishimoto on April 4, 2012
This Sciguide focuses on lessons, activities, and resources appropriate for K-4 grade classroom. Students will learn to classify objects and materials in activities like Mystery Box and Fingerprints: Origin and Patterns. There are a variety of lesson ideas on sorting, grouping and graphing. The BBC School Science Clip-Sorting and Using Materials is an interactive game for lower elementary students to virtually test objects to see if they are waterproof and bendy. Students are then asked to sort the objects using these attributes. Students will also learn about the tools used to measure properties of objects like rulers, thermometers, and balances. Overall I found this useful in my second grade class.
||My Review of Properties of Objects and Materisl
||Reviewed by: Ronaldo Relador (Bowie, MD) on January 17, 2012
||Very basic, yet this sci-guide contains the foundational concepts of how a student should learn the properties of matter and its composition. It tackles about colors, boiling point, etc, and other physical properties, that can later be considered more than just physical properties because of their being more related to the intrinsic qualities of objects and materials.
||Great Resource for Elementary Teachers
||Reviewed by: Sandra Dolbin on October 28, 2011
||This is a great Sci Guide for lower elementary teachers that are preparing to teach properties to their students. This Sci Guide is a helpful resource as it provides numerous examples of how the students could identify objects and materials as well as the tools that can be used to measure these properties. There are many useful links that explain different ways that objects can be classified along with providing lesson plans and student work samples. All of the material is presented in a manner that will engage lower elementary students and is able to be tailored to suit students from kindergarten through grade four. As an elementary teacher myself, I would highly recommend utilizing this Sci Guide when teaching properties of objects and materials to lower elementary students.
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