This 27-page science mini-book was created to help teach the Next Generation Science Standards for 2nd grade in structure and properties of matter. It covers the following principles: what is matter, different states of matter, how matter can change, reversing states of matter, and observable properties of matter.
This flow chart can be used in many ways to strengthen student understanding of matter and its three states.- Print as a large anchor poster for quick student reference- Print small to fit in student science notebooks- Print one of the three flow charts that have some or all parts missing to use as scaffolded notes or as an assessment.
Matter, Matter, Everywhere! PowerPoint - This PowerPoint is VERY interactive with the students as it introduces the topics and continues to review concepts. There are activities for class or group discussions, journal entries, a lab, and many oral responses. Topics covered: What is matter?
This video/animation defines matter, mass, and volume using water as an example. The size, electrical charge and location of the subatomic particles of matter are described. Different types of atoms are called elements and organized in the periodic table. What happens to the properties of atoms when they exist alone or together?.