# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Solids and Liquids

Classroom Resource Information

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Solids and Liquids

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Other
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. The students and teacher can interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. The students will answer the questions associated with the article as an assessment. This learning activity can be used to introduce students to the phases of matter, serve as reinforcement after students have already learned this concept, or be used as an assessment at the conclusion of a lesson. This learning activity will provide important background information before students create their own investigations.

Content Standard(s):
 English Language Arts ELA2015 (2015) Grade: 2 10 ) Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RI.2.1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: ELA.AAS.2.10- Answer who, what, and where questions to demonstrate understanding of an informational text. ELJ Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 2 1 ) Conduct an investigation to describe and classify various substances according to physical properties (e.g., milk being a liquid, not clear in color, assuming shape of its container, mixing with water; mineral oil being a liquid, clear in color, taking shape of its container, floating in water; a brick being a solid, not clear in color, rough in texture, not taking the shape of its container, sinking in water). NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: E4.6: Some Earth materials have properties either in their present form or after design and modification that make them useful in solving human problems and enhancing the quality of life, as in the case of materials used for building or fuels used for heating and transportation. NAEP Statement:: P4.1: Objects and substances have properties. Weight (mass) and volume are properties that can be measured using appropriate tools.* NAEP Statement:: P4.3: Matter exists in several different states; the most common states are solid, liquid, and gas. Each state of matter has unique properties. For instance, gases are easily compressed while solids and liquids are not. The shape of a solid is independent of its container; liquids and gases take the shape of their containers. Insight Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Planning and Carrying out InvestigationsCrosscutting Concepts: PatternsDisciplinary Core Idea: Matter and Its InteractionsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Conduct an investigation to produce data that is used as evidence to describe and classify various substances according to physical properties.Teacher Vocabulary:Solid Liquid Physical Properties Investigate Classify Opaque Transparent Translucent Rough Smooth Float Sink Shape Various Substances Conduct DescribeKnowledge:Students know: Different kinds of matter exists. Properties of both solids (opaque, transparent, translucent, rough, smooth, float, sink, has its own shape) and liquids (color, assumes shape of container, opaque, transparent, translucent). Many types of matter can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature.Skills:Students are able to: Plan and conduct an investigation to produce data that is used to describe and classify substances according to physical properties.Understanding:Students understand that: Observable patterns in the properties of materials provide evidence to classify the different kinds of materials.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: Matter Solids and Liquids, FOSS Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.2.1- Participate in investigations to describe and sort various substances according to physical properties. ELJ
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