Open each chapter to view lesson plans, student activity sheets, and other resources. Use the linked multimedia to help explain science concepts to students.
Chapter 1 – Matter is Made of Tiny Particles
Through investigating solids, liquids, and gases and the phenomena of dissolving, evaporation, and condensation, students develop models to investigate matter at the particle level.
Chapter 2 – Substances Have Characteristic Properties
Students investigate the solubility, density, and other properties of solids and liquids to identify substances based on their unique characteristics.
Chapter 3 – Substances Can Mix and React to Form New Substances
Students use baking soda, calcium chloride and other common substances to discover that when certain substances combine, a chemical reaction takes place, and new substances are formed.
Chapter 4 – Mass is Conserved in Physical and Chemical Change
Through exploring melting, dissolving, and chemical change, students discover that mass is conserved during all these processes.
Chapter 5 – Engineering Design
Students learn about and use the engineering design process to develop a device that uses a chemical reaction to make a cell phone float.