Lesson Plan

Matter and Interactions

Students will learn about matter and interactions
Avia H.
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West Middle School
Hazelwood, MO
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My Grades 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

use software to explore the world of matter and interactions. 


Grades 5
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1 Hook

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The teacher will use this video to introduce students to the concept of solids, liquids, and gases. Once the video is complete, the class will reconvene and give examples of each of the states of matter.

2 Direct Instruction

Students will view the Bill Nye video on Matter. Once the video is over, the class will reconvene and the teacher will go through a short power point presentation on the concepts covered.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating

Teacher will create a lab for students to help students decipher between the three stages of matter. This will be done in small groups during the lesson.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Other — Review

Students will answer questions that are found in the student instructions section. These questions will be used to compile an exit ticket for the wrap up.

Student Instructions

Answer the following questions:

  1. Name all three of the states of matter
  2. Give three characteristics for each of the three states of matter.

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Drawing

Students will create a table of the three states of matter they explored during their lesson today. Within the table, students will categorize their findings as either a solid, liquid or gas. Students are to follow the instructions the the 'Student Instruction' box

Student Instructions

Using the data you gathered from your investigation, make a chart to categorize the items you had to classify in the investigation based on their state of matter.