Properties of Objects and Materials

SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

Support your students’ natural curiosity by engaging them in observations and manipulations of objects and materials. They should describe attributes of objects. They should subject materials to mixing, heating, freezing, stretching, bending, and anything else they can safely do. In the process they will be recognizing differences and similarities and building vocabulary. They will be developing the ability to categorize.


Elementary School


Type SciGuide

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