(4.5) Matter and Energy
Students have numerous opportunities to measure, compare and contrast the physical characteristics of different materials, including size, mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, the ability to sink or float, and changes caused by heating and cooling. Students also create and examine a variety of mixtures and solutions. The use of different tools to collect, record and analyze information is emphasized.
The student is expected to predict the changes caused by heating and cooling such as ice becoming liquid water and condensation forming on the outside of a glass of ice water.