States of Matter

In this unit about states of matter, learners help Mosa clear her name after a court of birds accuses humans of messing with the level of their local lake. Through this video mystery as well as a hands-on modeling activity, learners will discover that gases, liquids, and solids all consist of particles that behave differently in different states. After learners explore these properties in a lab setting, they will use their knowledge of states of matter to design a solution to a critical problem in the city of Particleville.

List3 Lessons

Lesson solveLesson 1: The Solve
  • Animated mystery
  • Vocabulary manipulative
  • Interactive quiz
  • Exit ticket
Lesson makeLesson 2: The Make
  • Hands-on lab
  • Fully prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Setup cards
  • Assessment rubric
Lesson engineerLesson 3: The Engineer
  • Engineering challenge
  • Fully-prepared PowerPoint
  • Inquiry scale for differentiation
  • Lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Graphic organizers
  • Assessment rubric
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