Molecules and Matter

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Molecules and Matter introduces students to recognize the difference between an atom, a molecule, and a compound. Students will discover what matter is and how atoms, molecules, and compounds relate to matter. They will learn about a few specific atoms, molecules, and compounds and how they build upon each other.

You can find several suggestions for additional ideas or activities, or alternative ways to approach aspects of the lesson, in the “Options for Lesson” section. One such suggestion is for students to create 3D models of an atom or molecule.

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What our Molecules and Matter lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Molecules and Matter teaches students about atoms, molecules, and compounds as they relate to matter. Students will discover what these terms are and how they build upon each other. They will learn the differences among these substances and be able to explain them to others. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. This lesson requires quite a few supplies and prep work. Review the “Student Supplies” and “Prepare Ahead of Time” sections on the classroom procedure page to determine which supplies you need and what you need to do before starting the lesson.

Options for Lesson

There are a number of suggestions in the “Options for Lesson” section that you could incorporate into the lesson if you want to or have extra time. One idea is to show videos at some point throughout the lesson that relate to the lesson topic. Using additional supplies, students could create 3D models of atoms, molecules, and compounds. Instead of having students present information, you could collect their projects and score them. One more idea is to have students draw pictures without using pictures from magazines.

Teacher Notes

The paragraph on this page provides a little more information or guidance on what to expect from the lesson. Because the subject of this lesson can be confusing, ensure you check in with students often to ensure they understand the concepts. You can use the blank lines to record any thoughts you ideas you have as you prepare.

MOLECULES AND MATTER LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS

The Molecules and Matter lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. Each one will help students solidify their grasp of the material they learned throughout the lesson. You can refer to the classroom procedure guidelines to know when to hand out each worksheet.

MOLECULES AND MATTER PRESENTATION ACTIVITY WORKSHEET

For the activity, students will use the content pages to create projects that clearly explain in pictures or drawings a number of aspects. The rubric lists 10 facts that students’ projects should relay to the viewer. Students will use the content pages to gather the necessary information to include in the presentations. Students will present their projects after they finish creating the project.

CROSSWORD PUZZLE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

For the homework assignment, students will complete a crossword puzzle relating to the information from the content pages. There is a total of 13 clues to solve. You can decide whether or not to let students refer to the content pages for help as they complete the assignment.

Worksheet Answer Keys

The last page of the lesson plan PDF is an answer key for the homework worksheet to which you can compare students’ work. If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits this page. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep this as reference for yourself when grading the assignment.

Additional information

subject

Science, Video

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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LN
01/09/2021
Lori N.
US US

Molecules and Matter

Easy to download & print, but the crossword puzzle was like an April Fools joke, as the clue #’s did not much the correct location on the puzzle.

SH
05/07/2020
Shelia H.
United States United States

Molecule and Matter

The lesson plan is so helpful. I I especially like the activiteis and handout of each lessons.

LM
12/20/2019
Laetitia M.
US US

Molecules

Very useful! Very well explained ! Students enjoyed doing the activities! Can not wait to try other subjects and activities.

TG
09/24/2019
Terence G.
US US

molecules and matter

Overall, I was very pleased with the item. It was just what I needed to teach molecules to my students. I would recommend this or any of the great materials Clarendon Learning has.

SM
09/02/2019
Susan M.
US US

Everything I needed

It contains everything I need to teach my 5th grade kids about matter.