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Material Magic

Properties & Phases of Matter

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Standards
  4. Assessments

Material Magic (Grades 2-3) Mystery 1: Material Properties, Engineering

Why do we wear clothes?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Mad Hatter (35 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Material Magic (Grades 2-3) Mystery 2: Material Properties, Classifying Materials

Can you really fry an egg on a hot sidewalk?

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Feel the Heat (35 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Material Magic (Grades 2-3) Mystery 3: Material Changes & Phases of Matter

Why are so many toys made out of plastic?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Candy Melt (35 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Material Magic (Grades 2-3) Mystery 4: Material Inventions, Engineering

What materials might be invented in the future?

Exploration (14 min)
Activity: Bouncy Glass Inventions (30 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)