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What Is Density?
Using copper and aluminum cubes of the same volume, students explore the concept of density in this 5E lesson. The resources include handouts and multimedia.
http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/lessonplans/chapter3/lesson1

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It's a Matter of Density
This interdisciplinary math/science lesson has students investigate density, mass, and volume.
http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Lessons/les6.html

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Visual Elements and the Periodic Table
This site features outstanding animations on each of the elements, but the download times are a bit too long.
http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/

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States of Matter
This animation illustrates the effects of changes in temperature and pressure on the states of matter for three substances: water, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/states-of-matter.html

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Looping the Loop
In this roller coaster ride, Digger and his friends learn about magnets and the properties of some materials.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/7_9entry/8.shtml

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Properties of Matter
This tutorial/reading describes the physical and chemical properties of matter.
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Physical-Science-For-Middle-School/section/ ...

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What Is Matter/
This tutorial guides you through a study of the properties of matter, states of matter, and physical/chemical changes in matter.
http://eschooltoday.com/science/states-and-behaviour-of-matter/what-is-matt ...

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Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
Compare and contrast chemical and physical properties and changes. The flowchart diagram will help.
https://chem.libretexts.org/Textbook_Maps/Inorganic_Chemistry/Supplemental_ ...

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What Is Matter?
With water as an example, this video describes the properties of matter. (PBS 1:16)
https://witf.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/psu06-nano.sci.matter/what-is-ma ...

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Reversible and Irreversible Changes
Move the items into the beaker and see what happens when you stir. Try the quiz when you're done with the experiment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/rev_irrev_changes.shtm ...

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Liquid Rainbow
Can you create a rainbow pattern of colors in a test tube?
http://www.sciencenter.org/chemistry/

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Filling the Boxes
Learn about density. Try to determine which mateterial has more mass and which has less.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/filling.html

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Water Properties
This page describes the chemical and physical properties of water, with links to an on-line quiz.
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/waterproperties.html

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Antibubbles
What is an antibubble? This page gives you ideas on how to make antibubbles. They are simple and easy to do.
https://www.antibubble.org/

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More Than a Sticky Bug-Buster
Discover why amber is becoming an important research tool.
https://whyfiles.org/008amber/ambermain1.html

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Density
Learn to calculate the density of an unknown solid from knowing its mass and volume.
http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/density.htm

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Try This Eggsperiment to Measure the Density of Salt Water
Measure the density of salt water by determining what salt concentration will float an egg.
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/OceanSci ...

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Matter
This webpage host an interactive multimedia animation about the three states of matter. Teachers can insert this animation into their interactive presentations and/or assign the site to students as a tutorial or for reinforcement of content purposes.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/

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Density, Mass, and Volume
Get your calculator and practice calculating density.
http://science.widener.edu/svb/tutorial/density.html

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Balloon Molecules
This website uses interconnected balloons to model various molecular structures. The website also contains tips and instructions on how to make your own balloon molecules.
http://www.balloonmolecules.com/Html/Galerie_vor.htm

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Reading Comprehension: Properties and Changes
Test your knowledge to see how much you know about matter!
https://education.jlab.org/reading/properties_and_changes.html

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Floating and Sinking
Discover how hot air balloons fly.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/

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Glitter Globe
Make something that is pretty and fun to play with. Experiment with liquids that do not mix, watch them flow and learn about polar and nonpolar molecules.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/glitter.html

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Make a Groovy Lava Lamp
Use several household items to learn about the characteristics of different substances and see how they interact with each other.
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/make-a-groovy-lava-lamp ...

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An Interactive Periodic Table
Do you know your elements? Click on any element on this table and learn about that element's appearance, abundance, reactions, and much more. There is even an encyclopedia link for each element.
https://www.chemicool.com/

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Changes in Matter
How can you force a physical change in matter? Make some mystery matter and do experiments with it. Based on your observations, make conclusion about the state of your matter.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/matter/lab.htm

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Liquids
Click here to learn the characteristics of liquids and why liquids are known as the “in–between” state of matter.
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_liquid.html

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States of Matter
Did you know there are four state of matter? This page defines each state of matter and discusses how compounds can move from one phase to another when special physical forces are present.
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_states.html

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Properties
Find out why ice floats and why water is "weird".
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/chemistryproperties.html

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Submarines: Using mass, volume and density to create a working submarine
Students apply what they learn about mass, volume, density, and buoyancy to design a submarine that will float, subsurface, sink, and return once again to the water's surface.
http://soe.unc.edu/resources/technology/support/learn/index.php

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SRI International
Center for Technology in Learning is part of SRI International. Its mission is to improve learning and teaching through innovation and inquiry. There are two paper chromatography experiments that are practical for grades 5-8. The colors found in the dyes of candy shells of M&Ms is listed for 9-12 but is very appropriate for middle school. The activities are listed under PALS: Performance Assessment Links in Science - an On-line Resource Library.
https://www.sri.com/about/organization/education/ctl

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Official website of David A. Katz
This website involves programs, active assessment, activities and workshops, chemistry of soap bubbles, compleat chymical demonstrations, cooking with chemisty, forensics, polymers, laboratory experiments and magic into science. There are chemistry activities for middle and high school as well as college. The paper chromatography experiments are under laboratory experiments.
http://www.chymist.com/

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Water Density and the Ocean
Students explore the effects of temperature and salinity in changing the density of water samples.(There are versions for elementary, middle, and high school).
http://coseenow.net/blog/2011/03/water-density-and-the-ocean/

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Molecules Matter
This lesson introduces students to a study of matter and what matter does. Students explore models and demonstrations of molecules and molecular motion. Resources include readings, handouts, a video and hands-on activities.
http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/lessonplans/chapter1/lesson1

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Temperature and Pressure
Use this hands-on experiment from Discovery.com to learn about the relationship between temperature and pressure.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/temperature-an ...

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Physical Change Activities
This page by the American Chemical Society contains links to 33 lessons on physical change. Click on an activity for complete instructions and printable worksheets.
http://www.inquiryinaction.org/classroomactivities/topic.php?topic=Physical ...

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My Sandbox
In this lesson, students are given a mixture of sand and sediments. Students use sifters to sort and then analyze the different sized sediments. The lesson includes a printable student worksheet.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36672

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Density of a Gas
Students generate the production of carbon dioxide using a seltzer tab and determine the gas's density. The lesson includes a printable worksheet and diagram of the laboratory setup.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36639

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Heavy Metal Lab
Students analyze the characteristics of four unknown metals. They then discuss the reasons for the differences. The analysis includes qualitative properties and density. The lesson includes a printable worksheet.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36642

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Teacher Resource: Matter
This teacher resource has eight lessons investigating chemical and physical changes in matter. The lessons are complete with printable handouts and assessments.
https://www.uen.org/core/science/sciber/TRB5/I.shtml

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Finding the Density of Earth
Students collect data to determine the density of rocks making up the crust and of iron that represents the Earth's core. The lesson has a printable lab worksheet.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36682

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Layers of Density
Using different liquids and food coloring, students build a liquid density column. Students then differ the order in which the liquids are added and record observations. Includes a printable worksheet and teacher guide.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36677

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Matching by Density
In this lesson, students determine the density of rocks or other materials and associate it with the right Earth layer. The lesson includes a printable worksheet.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36683

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How Dense?
Using everyday materials, students organize the materials in order of increasing density. They then relate the order to Earth's layers. The lesson includes a printable worksheet.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36680

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Building Blocks of Matter
In this lesson, students describe the structure of an atom, construct models demonstrating atomic structure, and construct models demonstrating basic atom bonding.
https://witf.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/psu06-nano.sci.buildingmatter/bu ...

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Rock Density, part 2
After completing "Rock Density, part 1," students compare their results to common items in the classroom.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/36670

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Density-Salinity Lab
In this data analysis activity, students compare and contrast the density of seawater and freshwater found at different locations on Earth.
http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/128926

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Matter Vocaculary Lists
Looking for matter vocabulary lists? Click here for an amazing spelling and vocabulary tool from Spelling City! Tests, flash cards, printables and a multitude of interactive games await you. Scroll down for an overview, then use the menu on the right to navigate to a specific grade level.
https://www.spellingcity.com/matter.html

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Dirtmeister's Science Lab on Matter
Students create colloidal suspensions in the lab.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dirtmeist ...

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Interactive Atmosphere Simulator
Investigate changes in the atmosphere by manipulating pressure, temperature, and density then observe the effects.
https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/atmosi.html

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Hot and Cold Colors
How does temperature effect the dispersal of color? Try this activity and find out. It includes assessments, extensions, and links to other resources.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/hot-and-cold-colors/

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Oobleck
Here is a lesson on classifying matter and investigating physical/chemical changes. Students will make "Oobleck" and record different properties telling whether each property is for a liquid, solid, or gas.
https://education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/oobleck/stu01.l.html

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Similar Substances
Students will do the following: 1. Learn how science is used to help solve mysteries and crimes 2. Become familiar with two chemical tests that can be used to identify unknown substances 3. Draw deductions based upon observations and the results of
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/similar-substa ...

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Exploring the
Play with this unknown substance and chart its various properties.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/exploring ...

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Properites of Matter Unit
This is a page by a middle school science teacher on the properties of matter. It contains unit starters, unit assignments, and printable worksheets.
http://chburrellscience.weebly.com/properties-of-matter-unit.html

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Science Rocks - Water Density
This easy to follow experiment on water density will be a hit with your students and makes a great science fair project. E-mail the results and ZOOM will post them!
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/

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The Bombing of America - Chemical Residues
How do forensic scientists solve crimes? Click here to learn about a process called chromatography, which is used by scientists to analyze bomb residue left at a crime scene.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bombingactivity/chromatog.html

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Science Projects for Kids: States of Matter
Investigate states of matter with these eight science projects.
https://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/science-projects/science-project ...

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Activity: Rocky Icy Moon
Here is a plan to have students estimate the percentage of rock and of ice in our solar system's icy moons. The page is printeable and there is a link to a teacher's page.
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/RockyIcyMoon.html

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Virtual lab on Volume, mass and density
How do forensic scientists solve crimes? Click here to learn about a process called chromatography, which is used by scientists to analyze bomb residue left at a crime scene.
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/density_intro.html

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What is Matter
Let the Dirtmeister explain matter to you and provide some examples of how it changes form. Don't forget to try the science lab.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/matter/whatmat.htm

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World of Molecules
This website contains numerous 3-dimensional models showing the structure of important compounds, such as foods, drugs, and fuels. It also contains links to suggested activities.
https://www.worldofmolecules.com/

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Under Pressure: Boiling Water
Is the boiling point of water the same everywhere? Find out with this investigation. When your observations are complete, submit your results and compare your findings with those of others around the world.
http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/southpole.edu/boil.html

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States of Matter for Gr. K-8
Students observe and classify matter.
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ch9525.html

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Strange Matter
Discover the secrets of everyday stuff. Go inside a soda can to discover what it is made of. Transform Stuff allows you to transfer raw materials into new stuff. Predict which material will win in the Materials Smackdown!
http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/index.html

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Density
This page has an activity in which students can measure the density of some different objects. Density is related to planets. There is a link to a teacher's page also.
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/Density.html

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Come On Down!
Students will research the development and use of research vessels/vehicles used for deep ocean exploration. They will calculate the density of objects by determining the mass and volume and construct a device that exhibits neutral buoyancy.
https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/02galapagos/background/educatio ...

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Test Density with a Supersaturated Solution
Do freshwater and saltwater mix? Find out in this experiment.
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/marine-biology/test-density-with-a-super ...

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Brainiac - Custard
And you thought custard was for eating.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?playnext=1&v=7I-1CFidKA0&list=TLga6u_kJgpzM

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What's the Matter With That Cup?
Which restaurant cup gives you the most for your dollar? Find out with this measurement activity that has students measuring the volume, circumference and height of fast food cups.
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/lessons/lesson.asp?ID=2213

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