4th Grade STATES OF MATTER

Matter

Introduction:

Look around you. What do you see? Have you ever thought about what things are made of? You will work with your partner and your team as you complete this Web Quest where you will discover lots of new and interesting facts.

The Tasks:

Work with your partner and with your team to create a magazine collage illustrating your understanding of key vocabulary words.
Create a personal word list of new or confusing words.
Take an online quiz with your partner.
With your team create a visual map titled “Matter”.
Share your information with the class.

Resources:

PowerPoint Slide Show “Matter”
Chem4kids site

The Process:

1. Click on matter to view a PowerPoint slide show. You will be creating a magazine collage with your partner. Choose one heading for your 18″x24″ white drawing paper. (liquid, solid, gas, physical change, chemical change, properties) Write the heading you choose. You and your partner find pictures that go with your heading from the magazines. Cut and glue onto paper.  We will share whole group when each team is finished. Be prepared to explain why you chose your pictures.

2. You and your partner will each need a piece of plain white paper. Fold the paper in fourths. Put your name on the top. You will be using 6 of the sections. Label each section with these headings: 1. states 2. liquids 3. solids 4. gases 5. mixtures 6. plasmas. Go to Chem4Kids site at http://www.chem4kids.com/matter/index.html/. Click on the matter section. You will see a map showing states with the same labels as your paper. You and your partner will visit each section.

You will read and discuss each section. On your paper, list any new words or words you don’t understand under each heading as you go through each section. Each student has their own list.
After you have completed each section, you and your partner complete the online quiz. List both names and print out 2 copies when you are finished to put in your portfolios. (You may take the quiz more than once.)
You and you partner will now join the other two members of your team to create a visual map. The title is “Matter”. Use poster paper or large white drawing paper and markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Pencil sketch first and then use the colors. We will share whole group when all teams are finished. Everyone needs to be prepared to share.
Click on self evaluation and print out the self evaluation to complete and hand in to your teacher.
Evaluation:

You will be evaluated on the quality of your work, showing evidence that you completed each task during whole group sharing. The class will decide on the criteria for a rubric created by the students and teacher.

You will complete a self evaluation for the Matter Web Quest.

Conclusion:

Now you know that matter is everywhere. Be sure to use your senses as you notice the properties and states of matter all around you.

Look around you and see how many things you can find that are liquid or solid or gas.

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