ONTARIO SCIENCE: Gr. 5 – Properties of and Changes in Matter Unit



This is a complete grade 5 unit on Properties of and Changes in Matter This inquiry unit covers everything that you will need to meet the expectations for the Understanding Matter and Energy strand of the updated Ontario curriculum. Go beyond the simple centers activity approach and take your students deeper into inquiry . This unit has a variety of instructional strategies that will allow you to teach your grade 5 students with easy to use lessons, activities, knowledge building circles, interactive notebooks, experiments, role plays, assessment materials, task cards games, and both original research materials and exclusive access to curated online research materials.

The Properties and Changes of Matter lesson in this unit include:
★ What is matter
★ Properties of solids liquids and gasses
★ Changes in states
★ Physical and chemical changes
★ How the physical properties of matter help us
★ Inquiry: The environmental impact of changing matter

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ONTARIO SCIENCE: Gr. 5 – Properties of and Changes in Matter Unit