11: Change in Form
For each pair of
2 Student Activity Sheets for Learning Experience 11
Wood (oak, mahogany, walnut, pine)
Read the background information in the Properties Teacher’s
Manual. (Please see PDF
) Check with students with allergies
to wood dust prior to this learning experience. It is suggested that sugar
cubes be wrapped in paper towels before they are crushed.
Students will examine objects that change in form and
describe their properties.
will discover that some objects can change form. Some objects can be made to
change form and as a result some of its properties change.
Can objects be made to
Provide each pair of students with a cardboard tray and
samples of wood, wood shavings, and sawdust. Students should observe and
describe the property words of each form of wood.
Have students record their property words on the Student Activity Sheet for Learning Experience 11.
How are the forms the same?
How are the forms different?
Distribute sugar cubes to each pair of students. List the
properties of a sugar cube on the Student Activity Sheet for Learning Experience 11
How would you describe the properties of the sugar cube?
Help the students crush the sugar cubes. Observe and
describe the properties of the crushed sugar cubes. List the properties of the
crushed sugar cubes on the Student Activity Sheet for Learning Experience 11.
How are the two forms of sugar the same and how are they
Make rock candy to demonstrate another form of sugar. See
recipe under More Ideas.
STUDENT ACTIVITY SHEET for Learning Experience
CHANGE IN FORM
New property words.