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Melting Matter
     

Melting Matter

by Amy S. Hansen
 

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Have you ever wandered about the science all around us? plants grow and change, the Sun rises to warm the Earth, and matter changes from one form to another. Investigate Life, Physical, Earth, and Technology science topics with Rourke's My Science Library. This library explores NSTA science standards with engaging text and colorful images to support readers from

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Have you ever wandered about the science all around us? plants grow and change, the Sun rises to warm the Earth, and matter changes from one form to another. Investigate Life, Physical, Earth, and Technology science topics with Rourke's My Science Library. This library explores NSTA science standards with engaging text and colorful images to support readers from kindergarten to third grade.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
As an introduction to the concept of matter, young readers will learn how all food is made from matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space, and can be a solid, liquid or gas. Matter can change forms, such as the way ice cream may start out in a shape but eventually melts and becomes a liquid. Molecules of solids do not have as much energy as molecules of liquids, the text explains. Other substances, like glass, have to reach a very high temperature before it melts and matter like wood burns rather than melts. The book is essentially the sequel to Matter Comes in All Shapes, and would be appropriate for second or third graders. It compliments other books in the "My Science Library" series from Rourke Publishing, and reflects scientific teaching standards. In the "Show What You Know" section at the end, students will be asked to give examples of other substances that melt, to ascertain whether a bar of soap melts or dissolves, and give another example of something that burns rather than melts. Teachers can also use the text to ask students to summarize what happens to molecules when the temperature changes, to use glossary words in a sentence, or to describe what happens when you eat ice cream before it melts. Glossary words are burns, dissolves, freeze, mass, matter, melts, molecules and temperature. This is an excellent, low-cost choice for a classroom. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617419546
Publisher:
Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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