Course: Properties of Matter

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Course: Properties of Matter by Mind Map: Course: Properties of Matter

1. Course Description

1.1. The purpose of this course is to classify and compare substances on the basis of physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured. Students will compare and contrast physical properties that are independent and dependent of the sample size of a substance. Students will explore topics such as density, thermal or electrical conductivity, magnetic properties, solubility, and melting and boiling points.

2. Course Objectives

2.1. CO1: Define physical properties and identify ways that substances differ.

2.2. CO2: Recognize and classify physical properties as dependent and independent of sample size.

2.3. CO3: Practice measuring physical properties such as density, melting point, boiling point, and solubility

2.4. CO4: Determine the identity of an unknown substance by measuring and comparing its physical properties to known substances.

3. Module 1: What is Matter?

3.1. Module 1 Learning Objective

3.1.1. 1: Describe matter and identify ways in which substances differ.

3.1.1.1. CO1

3.1.2. 2. Define and classify physical and chemical properties of substances.

3.1.2.1. CO1

3.2. Engage Activity

3.2.1. Formative Assessment by Page Keeley, Is it Matter?

3.2.1.1. Students will submit their answer using socrative.com

3.3. Video Explanation

3.3.1. Discovery Education Video: Matter

3.3.1.1. Students will summarize what they learned using the ABC strategy.

3.4. Discussion

3.4.1. PowerPoint: Matter, Physical vs Chemical Properties

3.5. Technology Implementation Assignment

3.5.1. Whole Group: Review the formative Assessment as a class.

3.5.2. Small Groups: Students will combine their ABC summaries and create paper slide videos to describe the properties of matter.

4. Module 2: Mass versus Weight

4.1. Lesson Objectives

4.1.1. 1. Differentiate between mass and weight

4.1.1.1. CO2

4.1.1.2. CO3

4.1.2. 2. Explain that some physical properties are independent and dependent of sample size.

4.1.2.1. CO2

4.2. Engaging Question

4.2.1. Students will answer the following question via padlet: If an astronaut travels to the moon, which physical property of matter will change, weight or mass?

4.3. Technology Implementation Assignment

4.3.1. Students will complete the Gizmo simulation, Mass and Weight. Revisit and review the engaging question.

4.3.1.1. Students will work in pairs and submit completed gizmo worksheets to the class notebook for review.

4.4. Discussion

4.4.1. Whole Group Instruction: Review the Gizmo and review how to measure mass and weight utilizing different objects.

4.5. Assessment

4.5.1. Gizmo Assessment questions

5. Module 4: Density

5.1. Learning Objectives

5.1.1. 1. Students will describe density and calculate and compare the densities of various materials using the materials’ masses and volumes.

5.1.1.1. CO2

5.1.2. 2. Classify and/or compare substances based on their density and explain that density is independent of the amount of the sample using data.

5.1.2.1. CO2

5.1.2.2. CO3

5.2. Engaging Actiity

5.2.1. Formative Assessment by Page Keeley, Solids and Holes?

5.3. Video

5.3.1. Study Jams: Properties of Matter

5.3.1.1. Students will watch the video to review mass, weight, and be introduced to new vocabulary, volume and density.

5.4. Presentations/Readings

5.4.1. 1. Reading Assignment: Archimedes and the Golden Crown. Review the story and how to calculate volume of regular and irregular objects.

5.4.1.1. 1. After reading the short story, students will practice measuring the volume of regular and irregular objects.

5.4.2. 2. Students will be describe density and calculate the density of irregular and regular objects.

5.4.2.1. 2. Students will also determine that density is independent of sample size compared to mass, weight, and volume.

5.5. Assignment

5.5.1. Students will complete the Gizmo simulation, Density laboratory Revisit and review the engaging question.

5.5.1.1. Students will work in pairs and submit completed gizmo worksheets to the class notebook for review.

5.6. Technology Component

5.6.1. Students will annotate images of everyday items to show measurements and the density of these objects.

6. Module 3: Other Physical Properties

6.1. Lesson Objectives

6.1.1. 1. Classify and/or compare substances on the basis of their physical properties and/or explain that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample using data, observations, and measurable physical properties.

6.1.1.1. CO2

6.1.1.2. CO3

6.2. Engaging Activity

6.2.1. Formative Assessment by Page Keeley, Boiling Time and Temperature.

6.2.1.1. Students will submit their answers through via google forms.

6.3. Assignment

6.3.1. Students will choose one of the Gizmo simulation activities to complete, Phase Changes or Solubility and Temperature.

6.3.1.1. Students will work in pairs and submit completed gizmo worksheets to the class notebook.

6.3.1.2. Students will create a digital presentation (PowerPoint, Story Boards, UtellStory, etc.) to explain the concepts they learned from the Gizmo they completed.

6.4. Discussion/PowerPoint

6.4.1. Discuss gizmo answers. Review other physical properties, such as solubility, magnetism, and electrical conductivity.

7. Module 5: Identifying Unknown Substances

7.1. Lesson objectives

7.1.1. 1. Students will classify and/or compare substances on the basis of their physical properties and/or explain that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.

7.1.1.1. CO1, CO3, CO4

7.1.2. 2. Explain how physical properties of a substance can be used to identify a substance?

7.1.2.1. CO1, CO3, CO4

7.2. Discussion

7.2.1. Recap and review what has been learned throughout the course.

7.3. Presentation

7.3.1. Kahoot - Review physical properties and how they can be measured and observed.

7.4. Activity

7.4.1. Students will work in pairs or groups of three to complete the Crime Scene Density Lab utilizing the Gizmo, Density Laboratory.

7.4.1.1. Students will determine which suspect committed the crime by measuring and calculating the physical properties of the evidence collected.

7.4.1.2. Review crime scene photos, suspect information, and evidence via class notebook.

7.4.1.3. Students will create a "Forensic Files" type of video to explain how they determined which suspect committed the crime. Videos will be uploaded and presented to the class.