# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Comparing Solids

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Comparing Solids

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Content Source:

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 physical properties of different materials, 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 collecting and evaluating their own data regarding physical properties of matter.

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. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 2 2 ) Collect and evaluate data to determine appropriate uses of materials based on their properties (e.g., strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, absorbency).* 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.* Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Analyzing and Interpreting DataCrosscutting Concepts: Cause and EffectDisciplinary Core Idea: Matter and Its InteractionsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Collect data about the properties of materials and evaluate the appropriate uses of materials based on those properties.Teacher Vocabulary:Evaluate Data Graphs Properties Purpose Strength Flexibility Hardness Texture Absorbency Collect AppropriateKnowledge:Students know: Properties of materials (e.g., strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, absorbency) Different uses for the materials. The relationship between properties of materials and some potential uses (metal is strong, paper is absorbent, etc.).Skills:Students are able to: Conduct simple tests to collect and display data about the physical properties of various materials. Analyze data to identify and describe relationships between properties and their potential uses.Understanding:Students understand that: Simple tests can be designed to gather evidence about the relationship between properties of materials and their intended uses.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: Matter Solids and Liquids, FOSS Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.2.2- Identify common materials and appropriate uses based on their physical properties (e.g., rubber bands stretch, sidewalks are hard, paper tears).
Tags: informational text, materials, physical properties, property, solid, texture