Activity

Properties of Matter

Never trust an atom; they make up everything! Young chemists make modeling dough and add another ingredient to change the properties. Scholars then compare the properties of emulsion to composite materials. A reading passage and analysis questions wrap up the lesson. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Experiment with various methods to color your dough
Classroom Considerations
  • Everyone must wear safety goggles and lab coats during the experiment
  • Be careful not to overheat the oil
  • The fourth in a series of nine lessons
Pros
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Provides multiple extension ideas
Cons
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing