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Properties and Changes in Matter Related Links Page

The following are links that can be used when teaching this lesson. I have encluded children's literature and other sites on the inernet that may be of help. Good luck on your adventures in learning about the properties and changes in matter!

Children's literature is a great way to teach science through reading. The following are books that are related to the lessons taught in Mrs. Ringus's class. We hope you enjoy these books as much as we do!

Lesson #1 (Standard 2-4.1)

Children's Book
Author
Everything is Matter David Bauer
What Is the World Made Of? Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Water as a Solid Helen Frost

Lesson #2 (Standard 2-4.2)

Children's Book
Author
Heat Sally M. Walker

Lesson #3 (Standard 2-4.3)

Children's Book
Author
Bendy and Rigid Angela Royston

The following are websites created by others that can be used as a reference or guide during this unit.

Lesson #4 (Standard 2-4.4)

Chem4Kids.com is a kid friendly website that explains the complex ideas of chemistry to children in colorful and easy to read lessons. The chemistry topics that can be explored through this site include: matter, atoms, elements, reactions, and biochemistry. Follow the lesson on matter and explore the ideas of mixing and seperating matter. Once the children read the webpage, there is a quick quiz that can be taken to test the knowledge gained through this lesson.

The American Chemical Society has provied a cute game that allows children to filter water to simulate seperating matter. Children can set the level of filteration then choose to add a bleaching agent to see how it will effect the quality of drinking water. This is a game that children can play alone or with a partner. Enjoy!

General Related Links

The School of Abraham has put together a site with many additional resources for kids to learn about chemistry. This site can link you to different games and activities for children to complete as lesson reinforcers. Happy Hunting!

United Streaming Vidoes - www.unitedstreaming.com
*Note: to use these videos, you must be a member of Discovery EducationUnited Streaming*

Matter and Its Properties: Changes In Matter
Changes in the Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical
Properties of Matter, Part 2: Liquids, Solids and Gases
Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Solids, Liquids, and Gases: A First Look

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