Case Study: Grade 5 Physical Science Lesson Adaptation
Focal Science Practices:
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematical and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information
Mr. Wells’ 5th grade class is in the middle of a unit on matter and its interactions. In this particular lesson, students are conducting an investigation to determine whether the mixing of several substances results in new substances. Students conduct an investigation where they observe and list the properties of the substances before and after mixing them together. Students then conclude based on the resulting properties of the mixture whether a new substance was formed during the investigation.
Related NGSS Performance Expectation:
5-PS1-4. Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.