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A Quest about Matter

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion

 

Introduction

Why can you walk faster on land than you can in water?

This Quest will help you learn about the states of matter, how it is measured and weighed and how it changes.

Your gray matter matters! No 'Thin Thinking Allowed'! (definition at bottom of page)


The Task

You will work cooperatively in a team of 2, 3 or 4.

You will identify the different states of matter.

You will define terms of matter and create a matter glossary.

You will watch animations to learn about matter.

You will play a "Who wants to be a Millionaire? "game after learning about matter.

You will match matter words.

You will create an Inspiration presentation of matter.

You will be able to explain why can you walk faster on land than you can in water.

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The Process: Students work in groups of 2 and complete the following activities:

Activity #1:Matter Glossary: Print out the glossary and when you find the word and definition on your webtravels, write it down.

Activity #2:Definition Animation: Click on the TV set , then on each button to watch these funny guys explain solids, liquids and gases and what they to you! Use your glossary from Activity #1 to write down the definitions (button #6)

Activity #3:Watch this animation, then create a mini poster in the Library. Punch out circles with the hole puncher. Fill in the boxes to represent a solid, a liquid and a gas. Paper will be provided.

Activity #4:Density Lab Gizmo Experiment using mass, volume and density. Print out the worksheet and fill in the blanks!

Activity #5:Matter Changes: Note 3 ways that matter changes. Write down the definitions in your Glossary.

Activity #6:Word Search: YOU create the word search using 15 words from your Matter Does Matter Glossary! Spelling counts!

Activity #7:Match the Matter Words.

Activity #8:Find out how much you weigh on other planets.

Activity #9:Play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on matter.

Activity #10:Create ONE presentation showing the three stages of matter. You must explain why you can walk on land easier than you can walk in water.

Use an Inspiration Diagram for your presentation.

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Resources

Information

http://www.abpischools.org.uk/resources/solids-liquids-gases/index.asp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/science/materials/08_act.shtml

http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/science/index6.html

http://www.factmonster.com/dictionary.html

http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspView&ResourceID=17&CFID=612422&CFTOKEN=81959111

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/reactions.shtml

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/pdfs/000804cs.pdf

Word Games & Quizzes

http://www.quia.com/mc/2199.html

http://www.quia.com/rr/46486.html

http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/WordSearchSetupForm.html

Clipart

http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/

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Evaluation Rubric Print out.


 


 

Conclusion: By completing this quest, you should now be an expert on the anything that Matters!

CONGRATULATIONS!


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'thin thinking' = cut & paste, copying of original works without citations. This type of thinking is not allowed.

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