Physical Sciences

Changes in Matter (1, 2, 4, 5)

Particles, physical and chemical changes, phase change, conservation of matter.

Phases of matter simulation
Simulations of particle motion in the different phases of matter.

What properties matter? link
5E lesson on properties of matter (5th grade).

Review of Research on Small Particle Model of Matter in Elementary link
Summary of research on kids ideas about matter.

Energy (K, 3, 5, 6)

Heat, friction, Sun, shadows, chemical changes.

Focus on Energy
Ideas about teaching energy. Especially check out the energy cubes model.

Motion (K, 1, 2, 3)

Forces, gravity, speed.