Properties of Matter

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The physical properties of matter, the chemical properties of matter, and their application to forensic science are the focus of a short presentation designed to introduce these concepts to middle schoolers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include plasma as a type of matter even though the presentation does not
  • Change water to various forms and discuss if these are physical or chemical changes
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of volume and mass; the first presentation in the series covers both
  • Second in a six-part series

  • Compares and contrasts physical and chemical properties
  • Color coding highlights new vocabulary

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Common Core