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Properties Word Angle#06()
Properties Word Angle#06

Looking for fun and unique teacher/parent/caregiver activities and resources for properties of matter science? Here is a word angle puzzle that engages problem solving strategies, supports vocabulary building students grades 2-3. Use with distance and blended learning, independent and differentiated learning environments.

Solve The Puzzles
1. review this list of 15 words below the word search grid
2. locate the words hidden in the grid
3. trace the letter paths; paths travel horizontally and vertically in all 4 directions, and most words make one right hand turn; some paths cross
4. track progress by crossing off each word, or using a check mark, to indicate that its letter path is traced

Choice Board Activity Ideas
l. ask 'what if' questions (e.g. If something is cold, then can it be invisible?)
2. create a scavenger hunt to locate as much 'matter' that share the list of properties in this puzzle (vary the type of matter: solid, liquid, gas and try to avoid common objects)
3. put words in order from least to most in terms of property (e.g. texture - most soft to least soft; color spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)

Three states of matter: solids, liquids and gases (plasma is not included here)

Properties of matter include the various characteristics of matter (solid, liquid, gas) such as: size (small, big), weight/mass, volume, boiling & freezing points, color (colors of the rainbow, for example), hard/soft, texture (what matter feels like: gooey, prickly, smooth, rough, crinkly, soft, furry), whether matter sinks or floats, taste (crunchy, sweet, sour, bitter), whether something is magnetic or not, sound (noisy, quiet), bendability/flexibility