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States of Matter — What Happens If I...?

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This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering states of matter—gases, liquids, and solids. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and character education skills and concepts.

Grades
2

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for 2nd-grade Physical Science by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and character education skills.  

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will participate in two inquiry-based activities designed to answer questions about the observable behavior of gases, liquids, and solids.

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have studied the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • A basic understanding of the structure and properties of matter
  • A basic understanding of the properties of gases, liquids, and solids

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES (suggested):

  • Internet access

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following NGSS earth science curriculum standards:

  • PS1,A, Structure and Properties of Matter
  • 2-PS1-1, Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties
  • 2-PS1-4, Construct and argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot
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