Classify common objects and substances according to observable attributes/properties.
Objects can be described by observing their physical properties/ characteristics. Reality is perceived by the five senses. Some of the easiest characteristics to observe are:
* states of matter
* Describe common objects using physical characteristics/observable attributes and appropriate descriptive terms (e.g., rough is texture, rigid is flexibility, oval is shape)
* Classify/sort common objects using physical characteristics/observable attributes
* Increase the numbers of identified characteristics at each grade level
See Shadows: objects that let light pass through or objects that block light, (SCI.IV.4.E.4).
See Materials that conduct electricity or objects that do not conduct electricity, (SCI.IV.1.E.2).
Key Concept / MEAP Vocabulary
States of matter:
* common color words
Real World Context
* water vapor