Properties of Materials - in SlideShare

Contributor
Instituto de Educacion Secondaria - Rafael Perez Estrada iesrpe.com February 13,2011 The iesrpe website is updated to 2016.
Type Category
Instructional Materials
Types
Lecture/Presentation
Note
This resource, vetted by NSTA curators, is provided to teachers along with suggested modifications to make it more in line with the vision of the NGSS. While not considered to be “fully aligned,” the resources and expert recommendations provide teachers with concrete examples and expert guidance using the EQuIP rubric to adapted existing resources. Read more here.

Reviews

Description

This quick and succint powerpoint slide presentation is useful for teachers.  It provides a quick, background overview for teachers and students on the properties of materials.

Intended Audience

Educator
Educational Level
  • Middle School
  • Elementary School
Language
English
Access Restrictions

Free access - The right to view and/or download material without financial, registration, or excessive advertising barriers.

Performance Expectations

2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Clarification Statement: Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.

Assessment Boundary: none

This resource was not designed to build towards this performance expectation, but can be used to build towards it using the suggestions provided below.

Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
The slide show merely provides background information for the teacher in an easy to use format.

Science and Engineering Practices

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this science and engineering practice, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
The practice is not addressed. The teacher would be able to use this resource to identify the questions that students might ask, and reflect on which questions would be ideal to be answered using investigations.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this disciplinary core idea, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Disciplinary Core Idea
The resource provides teachers with the background information to anticipate questions and connections from the students about different properties. Teachers can use the resource to support discussions and investigations conducted in the classroom about how and why materials are classified and the different possible uses of materials with these properties.

Crosscutting Concepts

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this crosscutting concept, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Crosscutting Concept
The resource is useful because it organizes the concept of properties of matter in generalizable terms that would make it easier for teachers to support students in identifying and classifying materials by properties.

Resource Quality

  • Alignment to the Dimensions of the NGSS: The slide show provides background information for the teacher in terms of the DCI and it extends past grade level to include the information a teacher might need to feel confident teaching this content and fielding questions. The resource does not explain how the teacher might use the information to teach to students and would not be a stand alone resource. Teachers may use this resource to bolster their own background information about the content. It can also be used as a resource for the teachers or students to develop a class anchor chart.

  • Instructional Supports: - none -

  • Monitoring Student Progress: - none -

  • Quality of Technological Interactivity: The slide show is well done and has clear, but sparse presentation. It contains key ideas and does not include animation or interesting graphics. It is a quick resource that would take a teacher only a short time to read through and feel that they had the most important ideas before teaching students a rich lesson about properties of matter.