Fifth Grade Information


    Fifth Grade Information - What are we studying?


    Modeling Matter

    What happens when two substances are mixed together?

    In the role of food scientists working for Good Food Production, Inc., students are introduced to the ideas that all matter is made of particles too small to see and that each different substance is made of particles (molecules) that are unique. Students are then challenged to solve two problems: One problem requires them to separate a mixture, and the other problem requires them to make unmixable substances mix. Students are challenged to use the particulate model of matter to explain their work to the president of the company. In so doing, students figure out that the properties of materials are related to the properties of the nanoparticles that make up those materials.

    Chapter 1: Why did the food coloring separate into different dyes?

    Students figure out: The different dyes that are mixed together have different properties (colors), so they are made of different molecules. The molecules in the mixture that are carried up the paper by the water are attracted to the water and mix with it. As the water travels up the paper, different kinds of molecules travel different distances because their molecules are different sizes or have a different attraction to the paper.



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    Week One (suggested time approximately 2-3  30 minute sessions)

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     Record your responses for the questions on paper or discuss your response with someone.
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    2.  Complete the Pre-Unit Writing.
    Provide as much information as possible.  Include details and examples from prior knowledge and experiences.  Include a drawing .
    P.1 P.2


     3. Lesson 1.2   

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    4. Pour a small amount of ketchup in a dish or small clear cup. Observe it.  If it is not available, use the photos in the slideshow.

    Describe what you observe.


    5. Complete the Home Investigation. 

    Ch. 1 Home Investigation

    Ch. 1 Home Investigation



Last Modified on March 19, 2020