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Material Magic

Material Properties

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

NGSS Standards covered: K-2-ETS1-3 , 2-PS1-2 , K-2-ETS1-1 , 2-PS1-4 , K-2-ETS1-2 , 2-PS1-3 , 2-PS1-1
In this unit, students explore the properties of materials and matter! They describe and classify different types of materials by properties like hardness, flexibility, and absorbency, and they investigate how those properties are useful in meeting basic human needs (such as clothing and cooking). They also investigate how heating and cooling affect the properties of materials. Less
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