Quarter 2, Week 5: 12/7 – 12/11/20 – Innovation students


Properties of matter classification charts

Matter and Change Review

States of Matter Basic pHet lab materials:   website: ‪States of Matter: Basics‬ (colorado.edu)

                                                                      Handout: States of Matter pHet lab handout

Density lab demonstration (follow along on website using this link: Virtual STEM Education: Liquid Density Layer Experiment | UI Health Care

  • If you want to try and make the liquid density tower using these household liquids (water, vegetable oil, and a heavy liquid such as honey, molasses, liquid glue, or corn syrup) follow along with the demonstration.
    • Upload a picture to grade book if you try the density tower.

Conservation of Mass materials: 

Video demonstrations:

Phet Reactants Products and Leftovers Exploring Chemical Reactions

DC Circuit Lab Handout

Properties of matter powerpoint

Introduction to Matter Unit 6 Lesson 1

Properties of Matter Unit 6 lesson 2

DIA 3 review 2020

Unit 4 Properties of Matter I can statements 8th Grade

Lesson Plans UPDATED: 8th grade science innovative lesson plans 1207-1211


TeacherMichael Scitney
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #14
Unit of InstructionPhysical Properties of Matter
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.P.8.3 (Level 2)
Explore and describe the densities of various materials through
measurement of their masses and volumes.

SC.8.P.8.2 (Level 2)
Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is
the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from,
though proportional to, mass.

SC.8.P.8.4 (Level 2)
Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic
physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for
example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility,
magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that
these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• calculate the density, mass or volume of solids, liquids and gases using the
formula Density = mass ÷ volume
o measure the mass and volume of solids, liquids and gases
• sequence various substances in order of increasing or decreasing density
• differentiate between mass and weight
• classify substances based on their physical properties, including:
o thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetism,
melting and boiling points, volume, and density
• investigate to explain how the physical properties of matter are independent of
the amount sampled, such as: density and conductivity
o NOS Focus – Design a controlled experiment
• determine the physical property being analyzed given data from a table

Classroom Activities

Please click on the link below for your science lesson plan for this week. This is a word document. Please look at the correct day, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, for that day’s lesson and information related to that day’s lesson. Any additional links or documents are located at the top of the page.

Weekly lesson plan:

8th grade science innovative lesson plans 1207-1211

Assignments Due

Properties of Matter project due 12/11/2020. Power p0ints should be uploaded to grade book.

DIA 3 will be next week.

Additional Resources