Physical Properties of Matter

Mark Sylvestre
Gallagher Middle School
Smithfield, RI

100 Points possible: A is 100-90 points, B is 89-80 points, C is 79-70 points, F is 69-0 points.

Students must orally defend their learning to receive points for an assignment.
Assignments in bold are required for all students.

Section I  80 points Maximum

Day 1: Topic: Mass, Volume, Weight (Do 2)

Day 2: Topic: The Tools for Finding Mass, Volume, Weight Continued (Do 3)
• Listen to Teacher Talk and take notes. (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Mass Activity. (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Volume Activity (Regular Shapes) (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Volume Activity (Irregular Objects) (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Calculating Mass and Volume Sheet (5 pts.) ________

Day 3: Topic: Identifying Unknown Substances Based On Their Properties (Do 2)
• Listen to Teacher Talk and take notes. (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Unknown Substance Activity (10 pts.) ________

Day 4& 5:  Topic: Motion of Molecules (Do 3)
• Listen to Teacher Talk and take notes. (5 pts.) ________
• Read pgs. 183-186 of Motion, Forces and Energy and create a graphic organizer for the information. (5 pts.) ________
• Compose a song that integrates the terms conduction, convection and radiation and their meanings. (10 pts.) ________
• Visit www.scilinks.org, log in using vgallagher as the username and gallagher as the password, enter the code scn-1362, print out the "Student Worksheet for Heat Transfer" and use the sites provided to complete it. (5 pts.) ________

Day 6 & 7: Topic: Speed (Do 3)
• Listen to Teacher Talk and take notes. (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Class Activity on Calculating Speed (10 pts.) ________
• Complete the Speed Calculations Worksheet (5 pts.) ________
• Complete the Speed Word Problems Worksheet (10 pts.) ________

Day 8: Topic: Work Day

Section II 20 points Maximum

Article Research (See Assignment Sheet)