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A Matter of Fact

Properties of matter and how matter can be changed appear to be challenging for students. This prezi focuses on strategies to build vocabulary and activities teachers can use to engage students.
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Stephanie Williams

on 30 July 2013

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Transcript of A Matter of Fact

Mr. Parr Science Videos
Think-Pair-Share
Think: Provide students (individually) quiet time to review their own descriptions and images of the target term
Pair: With a partner, students discuss their descriptions and images
Share: Partners report out any new thoughts or understandings they have discussed .
Periodically ask students to discuss the terms with one another.
Engage students in activities AND games that help them add to their knowledge of the terms.
Ask students to restate description AND construct a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the term.
Literature connection
Field trips (Don’t forget virtual field trips!)
Individual or small group investigate a term to present
Videos
Images
Songs
Provide a description, explanation, or example of the new term.
Provide a description, explanation, or example of the new term.
Ask students to restate the description, explanation, or example.
Ask students to construct a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the term.
Engage students periodically in activities that help them add to their knowledge of the terms in their notebooks.
Periodically ask students to discuss the terms with one another.
Involve students periodically in games that allow them to play with terms.
Building Academic Vocabulary
Stephanie Williams & Reginald Williams
National Science Teachers Association
San Antonio, TX

A Matter of Fact
Worksheet Works
http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/graphic-organizers.html
Online Resources
Read Aloud: The Black Snowman
What does it look like?
During our discussion on separating a solid-liquid mixture, we visited US EPA virtual water treatment plant.
http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/watertreatmentplant/flash/index.html
Virtual Tours
Chromatography
Chromatography is used to separate and analyze the solutes in a solution.
The substances in the solution that dissolve most easily travel the furthest; and substances that do not dissolve easily do not travel very far.
Summarizing Strategies
http://michellespecialeducation.blogspot.com/2012/01/states-of-matter-interactive-games-and.html
http://www.neok12.com/States-of-Matter.htm
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html
http://www.onlineschools.org/library/kidsmatter/
http://science.k12flash.com/statesofmatter.html
Alpha Antics - students reflect on what they have learned, list words that summarize key ideas, then make a book about the topic. (google)

Fact Fragment Frenzy - students drag important words to a blank page to mimic note taking (google)

KWL

Interesting vs Important (google)

Who, what, when, where, why, how
http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/5th_sci_matter_physical_changes.htm
Mr. Parr, a 6th grade teacher, has taken science concepts and combined them with current songs your students would know.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html
Free association (target word)
Spelling City
http://www.spellingcity.com/stephwil
Venn diagram to compare words
Hands-on applications
Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/
Jeopardy
Charades
$100,000 Pyramid
Filtration Activity
Separating a Solid-Liquid Mixtures
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