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Lesson Plan: Physical Properties of Matter

Grade Level: Primary 3 (8-9 years old)

Subject: Science

Topic: Physical Properties of Matter

Duration: 45 minutes

Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and describe different physical properties of matter. 2. Understand the concept of physical properties and their importance in identifying and classifying matter. 3. Observe and compare various objects based on their physical properties.

Materials: - Chart paper and markers - Various objects with different physical properties (e.g., metal, plastic, wood, fabric, glass) - Video resources (links provided below) - Worksheet resources (links provided below) - Assessment rubric (provided below)

Introduction (5 minutes): 1. Greet the students and introduce the topic of physical properties of matter. 2. Show the students different objects with various physical properties (e.g., metal spoon, plastic bottle, wooden block, fabric cloth). 3. Ask the students to observe and discuss the differences they notice among the objects. 4. Explain that these differences are called physical properties, and they help us identify and classify different types of matter.

Lesson Outline: 1. Lesson Explanation (5 minutes): a. Display the chart paper and write the term “Physical Properties of Matter” at the top. b. Explain that physical properties are characteristics that can be observed or measured without changing the substance. c. Discuss some common physical properties, such as color, shape, size, texture, and material. d. Emphasize that physical properties help us understand and differentiate between different types of matter.

  1. Questioning and Discussion (10 minutes): a. Show the students different objects and ask them to identify and describe their physical properties. b. Encourage students to use appropriate vocabulary (e.g., hard, soft, rough, smooth, transparent, opaque) while describing the properties. c. Ask open-ended questions to promote critical thinking and discussion, such as:
    • What physical properties can you observe in this object?
    • How would you describe the texture of this object?
    • Can you think of any other objects with similar physical properties?
  2. Video and Worksheet Activities (15 minutes): a. Play the video “Physical Properties of Matter” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v9v0XUWv0A) to reinforce the concept. b. Distribute the worksheet “Identifying Physical Properties” (link: [insert link]) to each student. c. Instruct the students to observe the objects in the worksheet and write down their physical properties. d. Circulate the classroom to provide assistance and guidance as needed.

  3. Assessment (10 minutes): a. Distribute the assessment rubric (provided below) to each student. b. Ask the students to choose any two objects from the classroom and write a short paragraph describing their physical properties. c. Collect the assessments and use the rubric to evaluate the students’ understanding of physical properties.

Differentiation: 1. For students who need additional support: - Provide visual aids, such as pictures or diagrams, to help them understand the concept of physical properties. - Pair them with a peer buddy who can assist and explain the observations. - Simplify the worksheet by providing fewer objects or focusing on specific physical properties.

  1. For students who need extension activities:
    • Encourage them to explore and identify physical properties of objects in their surroundings.
    • Provide additional worksheets or online resources for further practice and exploration.

Plenary (5 minutes): 1. Recap the main points discussed during the lesson. 2. Ask a few students to share their observations and describe the physical properties of an object they found interesting. 3. Summarize the importance of physical properties in identifying and classifying matter.

Assessment Rubric: Criteria 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point Observation Accurately Partially Minimally of Physical identifies and identifies and identifies and Properties describes describes describes physical properties physical properties physical properties of objects. of objects. of objects. Vocabulary Use Uses appropriate Uses some Uses limited or of Physical vocabulary to vocabulary to incorrect Properties describe physical describe physical vocabulary to properties. properties. describe physical properties.

Video Resources: 1. “Physical Properties of Matter” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v9v0XUWv0A

Worksheet Resources: 1. “Identifying Physical Properties” - [insert link]

Note: The video and worksheet resources can be adapted or replaced with other suitable resources based on availability and curriculum requirements.