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Temperature and Matter Lesson Experiments and Activities | Paper and Digital

Temperature and Matter Lesson Experiments and Activities | Paper and Digital

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Learn about how temperature affects matter with this resource that is ready to use in minutes. Students will investigate and experiment to discover how matter responds to hot and cold temperatures. Best of all, your planning is all done.

This engaging resource includes:

  • phase changes of matter (states of matter) solids, liquids and gases.
  • particle model of matter in relation to hot and cold temperatures.
  • heating and cooling matter.
  • expansion and contraction of materials and how molecules act.
  • how mass does/does not change during phase changes.
  • how liquid thermometers work.
  • the Celsius scale and significant events that happen at different temperatures.
  • how building materials react to temperature changes and how that affects construction in different places.
  • an open-ended project to construct a tool that measures temperature.
  • experiments that use common materials: plastic bottles, water, ice cubes, a freezer, thermometers and bowls.
  • using scientific method skills during various experiments.
  • a complete teacher lesson plan including possible modifications for differentiation.
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • opportunities to extend learning.
  • ideas for how to use this resource in the classroom, online, or a mix.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy. 
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

These lessons align with:

  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 6 (new outcomes)

These lessons support:

  • any upper elementary unit about matter or temperature.

Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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