This unit is mainly taught using our text.  See our curriculum sheets for additional information.

Central Questions

  • How do we describe the things around us?
  • What is the world around us made of?
  • How does matter change?
  • Classify common objects and substances according to observable attributes.
  • Measure weight, dimensions, and temperature of appropriate objects and materials.
  • Identify properties of materials that make them useful.
  • Identify forms of energy associated with common phenomena.
  • Describe common physical changes in mater, melting, freezing, dissolving, and the heat energy that accompanies them.
  • Prepare mixtures and separate them into their component parts.

Lesson Plans/Units

What's the Matter    Activities are at the bottom of the page

Online Activities/Projects/Background Information

MathMol Hypermedia Textbook: 4th Grade: Matter

Matter Web Quest   Students conduct experiments using the scientific method and use Internet resources to explore the properties of matter



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