# Properties of Matter

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Hello Everyone! I am hoping you all have had a wonderful weekend. We finally had some time to put up some Christmas decorations at the house. We are keeping it very simple this year as we focus on the JOY of Christmas rather than the overwhelming commercialism. It feels so good to have made the decision not feel like we have to keep up with the "Grizwalds!" :) Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loooooove decorating for the holidays, but there are more precious things on which I want to spend…

STATES OF MATTER SCIENCE ACTIVITIESThis resource includes experiments, science notebook printables and much more for an effective states of matter unit.THIS RESOURCE INCLUDESWhole Group LessonsSolid, Liquid, Gas SongStates of Matter postersStates of Matter CentersExample/Non-Example Activity (with r...

I made these charts to help the students review what a solid, liquid, and gas is. I cut out different pictures from a magazine and laminated them. I then put sticky Velcro on the pictures and anchor charts so the students could place the correct picture onto the correct chart. We did this activity whole group first so I could explain the pictures. Then, I let the students do this activity as a center.

I made these charts to help the students review what a solid, liquid, and gas is. I cut out different pictures from a magazine and laminated them. I then put sticky Velcro on the pictures and anchor charts so the students could place the correct picture onto the correct chart. We did this activity whole group first so I could explain the pictures. Then, I let the students do this activity as a center.

Made & used this anchor chart for my lesson on Physical Properties of Matter today in 4th grade!

These past 2 weeks have been so great for my students with reading comprehension. This week we finished up our Kevin Henkes authors study. Our focus this week was plot along with beginning, middle, end and character analysis. Each day of the week we read a different Kevin Henkes book. Monday: Wemberly Worried Tuesday: Owen Wednesday: Lily's Purple Plastic Purse After each story the students did a journal entry about the story {We journal all the time. Gives us extra practice with our…

One of my favorite science units to teach is Matter. It’s challenging enough to not be too watered down, the students make a bunch of meaningful connections, and there are so many fun activi…

States of Matter Anchor Chart: We recorded the three states of matter with three characteristics for each. This was useful to help students keep track of the information -- especially as these concepts are abstract.

Water cycle anchor chart -science

Ice Cream in a Bag: a fun and easy way to incorporate math and science into any classroom celebration. Love it!

I made these charts to help the students review what a solid, liquid, and gas is. I cut out different pictures from a magazine and laminated them. I then put sticky Velcro on the pictures and anchor charts so the students could place the correct picture onto the correct chart. We did this activity whole group first so I could explain the pictures. Then, I let the students do this activity as a center.

Science TEKS 3.3C, 4.3C, and 5.3C ask students to connect grade-level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists. Science TEKS 6.3D a…

Yep, I know it's Saturday...but I still really wanted to link up... Hey there! You know it's the beginning of the year when you feel like you don't even have time to breathe, let alone blog, right? ;O) Is anyone else that's back to school feeling like this? Millions of papers to fill out, assessments galore? Ugh. We are finally starting to get a "normal" schedule!! So, here is what we have been up to this week!! I'm thankful this linky with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching allows us to talk…

States of Matter anchor chart

This Properties of Water poster is designed to aide students in understanding that water has various properties; the boiling point and freezing point of water is one of the main properties used to identify if a substance is water. The Texas TEK (5.5B) is listed within the poster inlcuding if the T...

This is a jam-packed post with ideas for teaching your students about eight properties of matter. Properties of Matter is my FAVORITE content to teach at the beginning of the year because they wil…