1. Topic-
Exploring Liquids
2. Content-
Science, transparent, opaque, liquids
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
This activity will give the students an opportunity to discover the properties and characteristics of liquids other than water.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will review the three states of matter. 5 questions on SMARTBOARD. One per each group.
2. Students will be able to work in groups of 5 (one group of 6) and explore different liquids.
3. Students will be able to work together to complete an observation chart as they explore the 4 different liquids.
5. Materials and Aids-
Student Observation Sheet (21 copies), teacher generated SMARTBOARD activity (multiple choice questions, chart), vinegar, chocolate syrup, dish soap, pancake syrup, Cooking Oil, milk, 5 clear jars, 4 kleenex boxes, popsicle sticks, 8 empty containers (4 for clean popsicle sticks, 4 for dirty popsicle sticks). Explain students are NOT to eat or lick popsicle sticks.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. On the SMARTBOARD, review the three states of matter and go through the ten questions. Scaffolding from previous lesson.
2. Explain to the students that we will be completing an experiment today looking at liquids.

B. Development-

Introduce student observation sheet and model behavior of completing the observation sheet using liquid #1 and go through each of the sections. Record observations on SMARTBOARD. Students are to record liquid #1 on their sheet. Review terminology transparent and opaque.

C. Practice-

1. Assign students into 5 groups of 4. Explain that they will need to work together as they complete the experiment and complete their observation sheet as they move through the five centers.
2. Hand out observation sheets to students.
3. Tell students that they will have 4 minutes at each station to complete the observation sheet for that liquid. I will use the signal FREEZE for students to stop what they are doing before they are to move to the next station.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will work through the 4 stations and record their observations.
2. As a class, we will review the four liquids and students will help me record their observations on the SMARTBOARD. Students who are not able to complete their observations in the time given can complete it by copying the observations off the SMARTBOARD.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students who have academic challenges will be grouped with students who are working at grade level to assist in completing the observation worksheet.
2. Students will be able to explore using all their senses different liquids that they can find in their kitchens at home.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Students will be able to accurately answer questions on the SMARTBOARD. Students will need to check with their group mates before answering the questions.
2. Students will be able to complete their observation sheet accurately.

G. Closure-

1. On the SMARTBOARD students will review different characteristics and properties of liquids.
2. Collect student sheets for assessment of understanding.
7. Evaluation-
Students will remain engaged for the duration of the lesson and will be able to accurately complete their observation sheets.
8. Teacher Reflection-
If given more time:

Before beginning activity: In their groups students will guess (just using sight) what they think their liquid is. I will record answers on the board and when they are done tell them what the liquid is. Students will then begin exploring the liquids.

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