Great website to learn about the periodic table. You can click on the elements to learn more about them.
Started an anchor chart about what matter is. The students copied information into their science notebooks.
-anything that takes up space
-3 Forms: Solid, Liquid, Gas
Ate birthday cake & explored making
-Physical Changes (cutting the cake, poking it)
-Chemical Changes (eating the cake)
Review the Physical & Chemical changes idea by drawing diagrams inside science notebooks (diagrams of the birthday cake)
One minute quick write.
Sort lids - Record properties of matter - Make a chart of all properties - Record in notebooks
Make class anchor chart on observations (Make individual copies to glue into science notebooks)
1. Be specific & accurate
2. Use scientific words
3. Use as many of the 5 senses as you can (sight, smell, sound, taste, touch)
4. Use properties of matter (color, size, shape, texture, light, flexibility, luster...)
5. Use numbers and measurements
6. Always include date and time
7. Use drawings/diagrams and words
Practice making observations using what we learned about properties of matter and making good observations.
1. Read books about chicken eggs. Look at diagram of inside of egg online.
2. Modeling & guided practice: make observations of raw egg. Use anchor charts.
Make observations in science notebooks modeling with one student's notebook.
3. Crack the eggs open. This time kids make observations on their own, looking back at the observations we did together as an example.
Make sure to emphasize that they should use a diagram of what they see.
They should use the information in the books and online diagrams to spell science words correctly.
Mid point lesson - bring the kids together and tell how important it is to dray exactly what you see. Feature one student's good work on this.
Compare periodic table with the alphabet. Read article together.
Vocab: Atoms, Molecules, Elements, Periodic Table of Elements
Make molecules at top of the article with stick pretzels and marshmallows
Photos of day by day development
Scientific Method -chart used during unit