Insights: Grades 4-5 Changes of State Student Science Notebook
Author(s): Education Development Center Inc
In this module, students develop a basis for understanding factors that influence the changes of state of different types of matter. They begin by looking at ice and how it melts. They continue by exploring the evaporation, condensation, freezing, and sublimation of water. They clean water by distilling, and they make their own "mini-freezers."
Writing is an integral part of learning science in the Insights curriculum, and a critical skill used by scientists. One of the most important tools of the scientist is the science notebook. In this notebook, students will record questions and predictions; observations and data; and interpretations and conclusions. Students may also use this notebook for informal sketches, notes, and reflections on work.