Q2W3: October 28 – November 1, 2019

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science 3
Grade Level8
Week #12
Unit of InstructionProperties of Matter
Standard(s) Taught

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.

Explore and describe the densities of various materials through
measurement of their masses and volumes.

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.

Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and
physical and chemical changes of matter.

Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.

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
  • differentiate between mass and weight
  • differentiate physical and chemical changes in matter
    • cite examples of physical and chemical changes in matter
Classroom Activities
Assignments Due

Please see Gradebook.

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