Learning Experience 11: Change in Form

TEACHER’S GUIDE

Materials:

For each pair of students:

2 Student Activity Sheets for Learning Experience 11

Wood (oak, mahogany, walnut, pine)

Cardboard tray

Wood shavings

Sawdust

Sugar cube

Paper towels

Preparation:

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.

Basic Skills Development:

Reading

Listening

Speaking

Testing

Observing

Comparing

Predicting

Evaluation Strategy:

Students will examine objects that change in form and describe their properties.

Vocabulary:

form

sawdust

cube

powder

Objective: Students 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 change form?

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.


Discussion Questions:

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

Discussion Questions:

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.

Discussion Questions:

How are the two forms of sugar the same and how are they different?

Extension:

Make rock candy to demonstrate another form of sugar. See recipe under More Ideas.


 

STUDENT ACTIVITY SHEET for Learning Experience 11

Name_______________________________________________

CHANGE IN FORM

New property words.

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