Students will differentiate matter into pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures on a basic molecular level. Students will use hands-on card sorting to create a rule for sorting matter. The definitions of pure substance, mixture, element, and compound will be introduced.
Groups, Whole Class
3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3, 7.2
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||10 min||5.2||none||2||Students will analyze an infographic. Students will state 3 elements of a cell phone, list 2 facts that were surprising, and make 1 prediction about the cost to build a cellphone|
|Explore||20 min||3.3, 3.4||none||3||Students will participate in a card sort activity Students will develop their own definition of elements, compounds and mixtures.|
|Explain||10 min||3.3, 3.4, 5.2||none||3||Students will label each group by comparing actual definitions to their own.|
|Expand||10 min||3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 5.3||none||2||Students will complete a flowchart including illustrations, definitions and examples of elements, compounds and mixtures.|
|Evaluate||10 min||7.2||none||2||Students will complete a summative assessment on elements, compounds and mixtures.|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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