Matter & Materials Lesson Plan

Matter & Materials Lesson Plan

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MATTER & MATERIALS LESSON PLAN

This page is a free-shared lesson plan archive for teaching all educational subjects within the context and theme of “Matter and Materials.” It is purposed for use in community education environments, homeschool environments, traditional schooling environments, or as a supplemental and fun addition to any education program. As part of the complete Education for Life Program, this lesson plan is specifically designed to work in conjunction with the other primary education program components: Foundations of TeachingCurriculumTeaching StrategiesLearning Tools and ToysEvaluation Model, and The Ultimate Classroom. If you’d like to learn how all these components work together, click hereClick here for the specifics focused on just using the lesson plans:

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ARTS AND TRADES

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TEACHING ARTS AND TRADES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Learning about different states of matter by creating works of art (ie. sculptures), using music, dance, theatrical representation, etc. Exploring different materials for drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sculpture, etc.

teaching art with states of matter, education for life The Arts

  • Make an art project* that represents all four states of matter.
  • Create a work of art* using a solid, a liquid, and a gas.
  • Create a work of art* that shows the transition from one state of matter to another.
  • Create a music or a dance or a theatrical representation* about or with water or gas.
  • Create a music, dance, or a theatrical representation* of transitioning states of matter.
  • Build the same sculpture* out of 2 different types of matter and explain or write about* the differences.
  • Create a work of art* that is exactly 75% water or gas by volume.
Teaching art with materials Trades

  • Explore and discuss* different properties of various individual materials.
  • Explore and discuss* properties of combined materials.
  • Make paper* out of recycled jeans or recycled paper/cardboard.
  • Make* a textile creation (weaving, knitting, etc.) using at least 2 different materials, at least one man-made material and one from plants.
  • Create a useful, previously unknown way* to repurpose a material or materials.
  • Create a new material or substance* and a new use* for it.
  • Create a new material or substance* and a hypothetical industry or product* that uses it.
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ENGLISH

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Note: Any language can be substituted for English. The subject is listed here as “English” because that is the primary language of most of the people on the team, and the official language of the country we’re building our initial location in.  

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TEACHING ENGLISH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Exploring words and literature related to states of matter and different materials. Using states of matter and/or different materials as subject matter or characters. Exploring how changes in states of matter and/or materials can change a story.

Learning English with States of Matter
  • Learn 10+ words for different weight, texture, & density related concepts and use* them each in a different sentence.
  • Find a book about weight, texture, or density concepts and write* 10 sentences using words relating to the matter and materials you read about.
  • Create and write a short story about a character & adventure* based on a state of matter.
  • Explore & create 3 different types of literature* in relation to the transition of states of matter.
  • Develop and have a debate* between 2 states of matter about a 3rd state of matter, and act it out* solo or with a partner.
  • Rewrite a story* incorporating a new material as a crucial component to the story line. (ex What if Cinderella’s slippers were made of stone or helium filled balloons?)
  • Research fictional literature about matter and materials and then write your own piece of literature* with this theme.
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HEALTH

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Teaching health, teaching exercise, teaching vibrant living, teaching nutrition, teaching relaxation, teaching physical activity, teaching how to eat, teaching sports, teaching play, teaching about the body, teaching healthy regimens, learning health, learning exercise, learning vibrant living, learning about nutrition, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school
TEACHING HEALTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Exploring how different states of matter affect exercise and physiological functions. Exploring how different methods for heating and cooling foods change their properties.

Health and different states of matter
  • Study & discuss* sports that use/incorporate solids, gases, and liquids, talking about at least one for each of those states of matter.
  • Study & explore* the different states of matter in the body. Create a picture* of what you learn.
  • Design an experiment* about how the body reacts to different external states of matter.
  • Create a fitness plan* that includes caloric expenditure in different substances (water, snow, sand, altitude, sauna, etc.). Try your plan, and keep a journal* of your activities and the metrics comparing your performance in each substance.
  • Design health experiments* based on exercise in different substances/environments and draw conclusions and recommendations* for health regime(s) based on what you learn.
  • Experiment with and carefully collect research data on* changes in properties & nutrients in cooked, raw, frozen, & blended foods. Free share your process and results in a health blog or journal article* you write.
  • Design and write a book* about the ultimate exercise & nutritional diet based on conditions relating to states of matter. Let people in your community read the book and have them give you feedback on it and the results the get from your recommendations.
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MATH

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TEACHING MATH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Calculating mass, mass to density ratio, tensile strength, and conductivity with respect to different states of matter. Comparing the weight at different times of the day and in varying matter related conditions. Calculating densities and their affects on and within celestial bodies.

Calculating differences in states of matter
  • Count and record* the number of different matters/densities/materials* you can find in your space (class, home, etc.).
  • Calculate* how much you weigh compared to your volume of different materials. (concrete, feathers, jellyfish, smoothies, floss, bananas, packing peanuts, toothpaste, diamonds, air, water, lava, etc.)
  • Make a graph* displaying the densities/tensile strength of at least 10 pieces of your clothing/jewelry that are made from completely different materials .
  • Create a spreadsheet* to calculate mass/densities in a structure of varying materials.
  • Calculate* the tensile strengths of 25+ different materials under 20+ different conditions. Record your results in a chart*.
  • Calculate* the conductivity curves of 50+ various materials in 20+ different conditions and write a paper* about your findings and how to use the calculations.
  • Calculate and compare* effects of extreme forces on 50+ different elements and substances (pressures, temperatures, and gravities). Present* any recommendations you have from your calculations to a group of experts in these fields.
Matter and celestial bodies
  • Create a chart to compare* your weight on earth at 3+ different times of day & in 5+ varying conditions (wet, hungry, just ran, etc.).
  • Compare the sizes & weights of different planets and put them in order* of density.
  • Calculate and make a list* of how much you would weigh on 10+ different stellar bodies, in various units.
  • Calculate gravitational and orbital changes in hypothetical changes in mass, speed, etc. create a poster* showing your calculations.
  • Calculate effects of stellar bodies* in our solar system on other bodies in our solar system and write a paper* explaining the results of your calculations.
  • Calculate the density* of the milky way galaxy and lead a live, taped for the internet, discussion group* with others in the field about the relevance of this information.
  • Calculate the density* of the known universe. Discuss your findings with others in your field and develop new theories* based on the calculations. Open source* these findings.
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SCIENCE

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Exploring mass, volume, and density. Exploring the states of matter: solid state, liquid, and gas; the classification of the living creatures of the world and their characteristics, etc., classification of different plant types.

Teaching living sciences within the context of matter Life Sciences

  • Discuss* 5+ lifeforms that thrive in each of the various states of matter (air, water, and earth) with 3 people knowledgeable in this.
  • Read a book* about extreme forms of life in varying states of matter* (high temp, no light, extreme pressure) and write a 1 to 2 page book report* about this.
  • Draw a picture* that shows changes in life with changes of states of air. water. and earth (including decay).
  • Make a presentation to your peers* about animal interactions with all states of matter (habitat, eating, drinking, breathing, energy, etc.).
  • Design and perform an experiment on plant interactions* with all states of matter. (energy conversion, etc.) Open source your results.
  • Write a 5+ page research report* about the effects of natural vs unnatural changes in states of matter on all life.
  • Write a dissertation level paper* about the historical changes of Earth life based on changes in states of matter. Open source* your report.
States of Matter Icon Physical Sciences

  • Create a picture* that shows the differences between liquids, solids and gases.
  • Make a chart* that shows weather related changes in states of matter.
  • Find and perform a simple experiment* that explains densities and other properties of liquids, solids and gases.
  • Create a project* that shows fossilization/geological changes in states of matter.
  • Find 10 completed experiments about chemical combinations/manipulations that cause changes in states of matter and write a comparative report* about your research.
  • Design a project* that looks at physics related/molecular structure changes due to state changes, and display* your project in a science learning area.
  • Calculate* the new set of elements needed to build a structure under extreme gravity, pressure, & temp, and open source* your results including how you came to those conclusions and what you can do with them to make a positive impact on the planet/ in the world.
 Earth Sciences

  • Look at at least 3 reference books* about the effects weather has on different materials and talk* about what you learned and liked most.
  • Make a collage* that describes rocks, soil, and minerals as matter and material.
  • Write a 2-3 page report* about how matter and materials are part of the natural reshaping of the earth’s land forms.
  • Create a thesis* about how matter and materials shape the earth’s surface, then do research and write a 3+ paper about how your theories stack up against your findings..
  • Research human creation, use, and disposal of both man made and natural matter and materials and any known/proven effects on our surroundings/ the planet. Present* your findings in an interesting way to early science learners.
  • Design a graphic presentation* of the matter and materials of the ocean floor. Open source your project on the web.
  • Choose a violet level earth science concept and teach* a green or higher level course in that area about matter and materials.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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TEACHING SOCIAL SCIENCES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Exploring matter and materials used for different purposes in different periods of human history and in different cultures.

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Materials and Fabrics and Social Sciences

Matter and Materials and the Ages

  • Create a project* using 5+ different types of materials used for clothing and/or tools over history (hides, wool, stone, wood, etc.).
  • Walk around your neighborhood and explore and discuss* how your community uses and disposes of its resources and materials.
  • Find at least 3 books about materials and/or the states of matter within industry, such as materials that are formed for specific uses. Write a 1 to 3 page book report* of what you learn.
  • Learn how your country uses and disposes of different materials and resources and create a visual representation* of what you learned.
  • Write an essay* about local and/or global materials related to current events.
  • Make a visual display* showing how 3-5 cultures use water, gases, materials and textiles.
  • Create a map* that shows geographic/ethical/cultural differences in materials acquisitions, disposals, & usages.
  • Explore a resource* that one culture has made their livelihood and what happens when they can no longer use it. Write and deliver a speech* to your peers about what your generation can learn from this.
  • Create and open source publish a list* of psychological and sociological effects of different materials on society, and include recommendations that can help improve any known issues.
  • Explore a monopolized materials market and an encroaching market* and the results it has on the original. Create an idea for a potentially encroaching market for a material of your choice. Explain what you learned, the market that you created, and the results in a free shared article and video* on the web.
  • Comprehensively research man’s known ‘Ages’ from the perspective of materials development and usage. Create a visual info-graphic/learning tool* that shows this. 
  • Create a business plan* for a NEW industry for a country based on a material they have in abundance.
  • Research and then design/predict* the next ‘Age’ of materials (transcendent Man). Videotape a talk* on the internet about your ideas.
  • Find an existing ‘problem’ in materials disposal or resource scarcity and develop* a potential solution, including any foreseeable side effects. Present* your solution at a roundtable discussion amongst others interested in this. Free share the information from the discussion.
 How Humanity and It's Practices Change Over Time

Foreign Languages 
(Each of the following is to be completed in the foreign language(s) being studied)

  • Learn words* in other languages for different materials.
  • Write stories* using words in other languages for matter and different materials.
  • Learn and give a short speech* about how other cultures and languages use, perceive, and describe matter and materials.
  • In a 1 page report* compare the cultural word choices for different materials and industries.
  • Research and write a 5 page paper* about the complete history of and writings about words for matter and materials.
  • Consider, research, and then give a lecture* about the psychological and historical reasons and effects of cultures having more/less materials and related industries*.
  • Conduct a socio-linguistic study* of how different matter and materials words adapted from different languages and write a comprehensive report* on your findings.
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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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TEACHING TECH. & INNOVATION IN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER & MATERIALS

Advances in materials and methods for heating and cooling.

 Insulation Technology

  • Discuss and learn about* various technological items used in your community and what materials you think are used to create them. (e.g. crystals, wires, plastic, etc.)
  • Find something to take apart and put together*. Study the materials used in the interior and exterior of this item.
  • Find, try, and review* at least 5 apps or computer games that provide information about matter and materials.
  • Choose a technological area from the green section and write a 1 to 3 page paper* about matter and materials used in that area.
  • Write a 5+ page research paper* about matter and materials as they relate to one or more of the systems listed in the blue section of technology.
  • Create a comprehensive informational flyer* about the matters and materials used in your choice of a branch of technological inventions.
  • Design, develop and produce* new technology that enhances an industry in matter and material accountability. If possible, find a company that is willing to use your productand then provide the results to you.
 Matter & Materials Tech - Red  Innovation

  • List* 5 different things that help you stay warmer/cooler and what they are made of.
  • Give a speech* that compares how the different types of materials in your clothes affect your body temp.
  • Create a new type of item*, or use something in a different way* to heat or cool yourself.
  • Design* a heating or cooling material from recycled components, using them in new ways.
  • Create a digital presentation* comparing the R values in 5 existing insulating materials to 5 new ones, or new combinations, you come up with that you initially think could be better.
  • Design and create a prototype* of a new material that has at least 5 functions, including either heating or cooling.
  • In a videotaped talk* for the internet, compare and contrast benefits and potential problems of at least 3 newly invented materials.
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VALUES

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TEACHING VALUES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MATTER

Exploring the ethics and values around different approaches to and uses of matter and materials.

Ethics of Matter and Materials
  • Discuss* which states of matter are most important to you and why (bonus for creativity).
  • Rethink the way you use your resources and rearrange your uses to help another living thing and/ or the planet. Then, make a list* of the changes and discuss with a group.
  • Create a graph* that represents work ethic and what type of results you get from different types of environments with different types of matter and materials.
  • Create a poster* that shows the global effects of acquisition and use of different materials and any relationship you can find to the areas typical cultural values.
  • Write and publish a podcast* about the ethics of choosing and creating different materials.
  • Present a speech* about the values and ethics used or left out in decisions made to determine different materials used for various structures.
  • Host a forum* on the ethics of materials for things like GMOs, cloning, nanoparticles, and different energies like nuclear & other new energies.
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