Quest: 5th Grade, Matter Science

Here are some science questions to help you test your knowledge of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

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Baking a cake is an example of:

  1. A physical change

    Partly right. Some of the changes involved in baking a cake are physical changes.
  2. A chemical change

    Partly right. Some of the changes involved in baking a cake are chemical changes.
  3. Both

    Yes! The process of baking a cake involves many changes. Some, such as water evaporating and sugar melting are physical changes. Others, such as baking powder reacting cause a change in the chemical formulas, indicating a chemical change. For more on this, read Changing How We Look at Changing
  4. Neither

    No. There are many changes involved in baking a cake.



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Florida


SC.5.P.9.1 Investigate and describe that many physical and chemical changes are affected by temperature.
The Chemistry of Milk video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Why Wet Things Don't Burn video, checked
Igneous Sugar video, checked
Changing How We Look at Changing text page, free
Growing Crystals from Solution text page, checked
Review Matter-4 practice

SC.8.P.9.2 Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.
Polymers and Slime video, free, ClosedCaptions, checked
Silver Pictures video, checked
Chemical and Physical Changes video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Changing Colors, part 1 video
Changing Colors, part 2 video
Making Butter video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated
Changing How We Look at Changing text page, free
Review Matter-4 practice

Utah


UT.5.I.3.d Compare a physical change to a chemical change.
Chemical and Physical Changes video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Paper Petals video, ClosedCaptions
Changing Colors, part 1 video
Changing Colors, part 2 video
The Chemistry of Milk video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Making Butter video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated
Changing How We Look at Changing text page, free
Review Matter-4 practice

UT.8.I.1.a Differentiate between chemical and physical properties.
Making Turmeric Paper video, checked
Testing for Tannic Acid video
Chemical and Physical Changes video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Paper Petals video, ClosedCaptions
Cabbage Indicator video, checked
Making Butter video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated
Review Matter-4 practice

NGSS


2-PS1-4 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
Photographing Snowflakes video, checked
Ice Cream Science video, checked
The Chemistry of Milk video, ClosedCaptions, checked
A Watched Pot video
Why We Sweat video, checked
A Hot Change text page
Review Matter-4 practice

MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Candles in a Jar, part 1 video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Cabbage Indicator video, checked
Polymers and Slime video, free, ClosedCaptions, checked
Silver Pictures video, checked
Science and the Haunted Pumpkin video, free, checked
Making Turmeric Paper video, checked
Testing for Tannic Acid video
Relighting Candles video, checked
Catalysts video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Changing Colors, part 1 video
Chemical and Physical Changes video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Changing Colors, part 2 video
The Chemistry of Milk video, ClosedCaptions, checked
How They Get the Sparks in a Sparkler video
Candles in a Jar, part 2 video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Orange Flash video
A Hot Change text page
Changing How We Look at Changing text page, free
Review Matter-4 practice

When you mix cornstarch and water, you get something that many science sites call Oobleck. Under pressure, it feels like a solid, but when the pressure is removed, it flows like a liquid. What state of matter is it?

Answer:

This is a mixture, made up of particles of solid matter surrounded by a liquid. The mixture is not a single state of matter.

This is an important concept to understand, and it is seen in many things we use every day. A good example is the Egg States video, showing how a mixture of liquid and gas can seem to be a solid.

Before you try to decide if something is solid, liquid, gas, plasma, or some other state of matter, first make sure that it is a pure substance, and not a mixture of different states.

Learn more about the science of cornstarch and water here.



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Florida


SC.2.P.8.2 Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas.
Raw Egg or Boiled? video, checked
Air Space video
Egg States video, checked
Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Teach It Right the First Time. text page, free
Review Matter-3 practice

SC.5.P.8.1 Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.

>>> Teacher Page: States of Matter

Wax and Wood, part 1 video, checked
Wax and Wood, part 2 video, checked
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Raw Egg or Boiled? video, checked
Air Space video
A Bouncing Water Balloon video
Egg States video, checked
Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked
Air has Weight text page
Teach It Right the First Time. text page, free
Review Matter-2 practice
Review Matter-1 practice
Review Matter-3 practice
Review Weather-10 practice

SC.8.P.8.1 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Expansion of Solids video, ClosedCaptions, checked
A Bouncing Water Balloon video
Egg States video, checked
Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked
Review Matter-1 practice
Review Matter-3 practice

Utah


UT.5.I.2.a Identify the physical properties of matter (e.g., hard, soft, solid, liquid, gas).
Wax and Wood, part 1 video, checked
Wax and Wood, part 2 video, checked
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Raw Egg or Boiled? video, checked
Crushed Can video, checked
A Bouncing Water Balloon video
Egg States video, checked
Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked
Review Matter-1 practice
Review Matter-3 practice

NGSS

When water freezes into ice, its volume increases. What happens to its mass?

  1. It increases.

    No. When water freezes, it takes up more space, but the mass stays the same.
  2. It stays the same.

    Yes. When water freezes, it expands to take up more space, but its mass stays the same. Mass is the measure of how much "stuff" is there. Freezing water does not create new water or add more "stuff". It just makes the water take up more space.
  3. It decreases.

    No. The mass stays the same, even when the water freezes.
  4. Water does not have mass.

    No. Everything that is made out of matter has mass.



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Florida


SC.4.P.8.3 Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.

SC.5.P.8.1 Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.

>>> Teacher Page: States of Matter

Wax and Wood, part 1 video, checked
Wax and Wood, part 2 video, checked
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Raw Egg or Boiled? video, checked
Air Space video
A Bouncing Water Balloon video
Egg States video, checked
Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked
Air has Weight text page
Teach It Right the First Time. text page, free
Review Matter-2 practice
Review Matter-1 practice
Review Matter-3 practice
Review Weather-10 practice

SC.8.P.9.1 Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating and concluding that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes.
Making Butter video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated
Review Matter-2 practice
Review Matter-6 practice

Utah


UT.5.I.1.b Compare the weight of a specified quantity of matter before and after it undergoes melting or freezing.
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Review Matter-2 practice

UT.7.I.2.a Use appropriate instruments to determine mass and volume of solids and liquids and record data.
Review Matter-2 practice

NGSS


5-PS1-2 Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.
Ice Cream Science video, checked
Chemical and Physical Changes video, ClosedCaptions, checked
Making Butter video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated
The Difference Between Weight and Mass video, checked
Air has Weight text page
Review Matter-2 practice
Review Matter-6 practice

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