# Matter and Its Interactions

### Students who demonstrate understanding can:

#### Performance Expectations

1. Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

### Science and Engineering Practices

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

## Planning Curriculum

### Common Core State Standards Connections

#### ELA/Literacy

• RI.5.7 - Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (5-PS1-1)

#### Mathematics

• 5.MD.C.3 - Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. (5-PS1-1)
• 5.MD.C.4 - Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. (5-PS1-1)
• 5.NBT.A.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left. (5-PS1-1)
• 5.NF.B.7 - Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions. (5-PS1-1)
• MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-PS1-1)
• MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (5-PS1-1)

## Resources & Lesson Plans

• More resources added each week!
A team of teacher curators is working to find, review, and vet online resources that support the standards. Check back often, as NSTA continues to add more targeted resources.
• In the lesson outlined in this article, students use kinesthetic modeling to explain the states of matter. Solids have a definite shape and volume. Liquids have a definite volume, but take the shape of their container and gases take the shape of ...

• This is a chart designed to assist teachers in facilitating and supporting scientific discourse between students in their classrooms. The "teacher's back pocket" chart is double sided: one with prompts for teachers, and t ...

• This probe introduces the phenomena of dissolving sugar and elicits students understanding of what happens when substances are added to a liquid, what happens when sugar dissolves in water. The probe is designed as a formative ass ...

• Students explore mixtures and solutions in this 5E lesson. Students add soil to water, stir it and repeat the procedure with salt, then compare the two. Students then collaborate to explain differences in changes between the mixtures, ...

• In this instructional sequence students investigate air to better model and understand how it is a form of matter, has weight, and takes up space like solids and liquids, but is invisible because the particles are spread too far a ...

• This is the first instructional sequence in a teacher's guide built with the purpose of helping students build a deeper understanding of the Structures and Properties of Matter standard.Students have the opportunity to engage with interactive simula ...

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• Future Goals - Hockey Scholar™ brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to life using the exciting, fast-paced game of hockey. Through immersive real-life simulations, students build their understanding of fundamental STE...

• This is a Template of how to construct lessons on 5th Grade Structures and Properties of Matter

• This is a 5th Grade Curriculum map that shows all the science expectations and resources that can be used with it. Along with math and other courses.

• From TeachEngineering - By watching and performing several simple experiments, students develop an understanding of the properties of air: it has mass, it takes up space, it can move, it exerts pressure, it can do work.

• Scientists and Engineers are Curious

• Scientists and Engineers are Dedicated

• Scientists and Engineers are Dreamers

• Scientists and Engineers are Confident

• Scientists and Engineers are Courageous

• Scientists and Engineers are Innovative

• Scientists and Engineers Use Design Process

• Scientists and Engineers Use Idea Development

• Scientists and Engineers Use Modification

• Snap Blocks

• This resource is for teachers who want to help their students learn about the small particle model of matter—that is, the idea that (1) all matter is made of particles that are too small to see, even with a microscope; (2) there is empty space betwee...

• In the first lesson, students create marshmallow molecules and discover what types of molecules they might find in a garden. Then for the second lesson, students create models in groups to portray how plants create their own food using the molecules ...

Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.