|Matter and Energy Overview
MATTER AND ENERGY
The Matter and Energy Module consists of four sequential
investigations to introduce the multiple forms that matter and energy
can take and to give students experience with the transfer of energy
from one form to another. Light absorption and reflection is the
focus of an entire investigation. Students also conduct and observe
chemical reactions and are introduced to atoms and elements.
FOSS EXPECTS STUDENTS TO
• Learn that light from the Sun is the source of most of the
energy on Earth.
• Observe energy sources doing work and learn how energy
(light, heat, motion, chemical, electric) can be converted from
one form to another.
• Learn that stored energy take many forms; machines and
organisms can convert energy into motion and heat.
• Describe how energy can be carried from one place to
another by waves, electric current, and moving objects.
• Learn that light energy travels in straight lines from a source.
• Find out how light can reflect from the surface of a mirror.
• Learn that an object is seen only when light from that object
enters an eye.
• Learn that white light is a mixture of all colors of light, that
matter can absorb and reflect light, and that a shadow is the
dark area behind objects that block light.
• Learn that the apparent color of an object is the result of the
light it reflects; observe that the apparent colors of an object
is affected by the color of light striking it.
• Explore properties of the three forms of matter (solid, liquid,
and gas), including change of state.
• Use metric tools to measure mass, volume, and temperature
and make multiple numerical observations to improve
• Observe and analyze a chemical reaction.
• Collect and analyze data to develop logical conclusions.
• Predict the outcome of an event and compare the results
with the prediction.
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