6 week unit
Students should be able to distinguish the properties of the different
states of matter.
2. Students should begin to recognize more elements on the periodic
3. Students should increase their observational skills on identifying
4. Students should begin to understand how minerals grow in a
5. Students should begin to sort rocks on characteristics that they have
6. Students should be able to further analyze dinosaur remains.
7. Students should begin to understand that there are many types of
fossils from which information can be derived.
OVERVIEW OF SECOND
PRE: Comparing the states of matter.
LAB: Observing the elements on the periodic table.
POST: Exploring the states of matter of the elements.
PRE: Observing "things"
LAB: Comparing different minerals.
POST: Discovering rocks and minerals near school.
PRE: Observing the structure of crystals.
LAB: Exploring how minerals can grow.
POST: Designing a "mineral person."
PRE: Recognizing the three types of
LAB: Observing the three types of rocks.
POST: Writing a paragraph on rocks.
PRE: Comparing present day and fossil
LAB: Exploring how dinosaur footprints are formed.
POST: Dramatizing how different dinosaurs lived.
PRE: Exploring the environment of the Mesozoic.
LAB: Learning how fossils are made.
POST: Comparing how fossils appear in the literature.
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