Tag Archives: matter

MS-PS1-2: Investigating changes

Sixth graders are innately curious about the world around them. However, sometimes channeling that curiosity and energy is a bit difficult. To channel that energy and provide support for conceptual learning, exploration activities are a great context to introduce concepts. … Continue reading

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Freeze and Thaw

Written by: Alicia Tinsley, Jessica Nordenson, Carly Hamilton Grade Level: 2nd Grade Second grade students have a basic understanding of solids and liquids.  This base understanding may include the facts that water freezes (and turns into ice), ice melts, and … Continue reading

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Oobleck

Many elementary and even secondary students have simplistic views of solids, liquids and gases.  They see the categories as absolute entities with distinct dividing lines.  While this is not necessarily inaccurate, the notion is somewhat incomplete.  Having students investigate a … Continue reading

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