Q2W10: October 14 – October 18, 2019

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science 3
Grade Level8
Week #Q2W10
Unit of InstructionProperties of Matter
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.P.8.4 
Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic
physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for
example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility,
magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that
these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.

SC.8.P.8.3 
Explore and describe the densities of various materials through
measurement of their masses and volumes.

SC.8.P.8.2 
Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is
the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from,
though proportional to, mass.

SC.8.N.1.6 
Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of
relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the
application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions,
explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

SC.7.N.1.4 
Identify test variables (independent variables) and outcome
variables (dependent variables) in an experiment.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• classify substances based on their physical properties, including:
thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetism,
melting and boiling points, volume, and density
• investigate to explain how the physical properties of matter are independent of
the amount sampled, such as: density and conductivity

  • calculate the density, mass or volume of solids, liquids and gases using the
    formula Density = mass ÷ volume
  • measure the mass and volume of solids, liquids and gases
    • sequence various substances in order of increasing or decreasing density
    • differentiate between mass and weight
  • NOS Focus – Hypothesis, Collect and Analyze Data, Draw Conclusions,
    and Experimental Error
  • NOS Focus – Inferences and Observations
  • NOS Focus – Independent and Dependent Variables and Control Groups
Classroom Activities
Assignments Due

Please see Gradebook.

Additional Resources