Download This Lesson: Milk Matters
Brief Description: Students will make ice cream or butter so they can observe the process of the liquid changing to a solid.
The students will:
- describe the properties of objects and materials before and after they undergo a change or interaction
- explain that matter has different states and that each state has distinct physical properties
ESTIMATED TEACHING TIME
Correlations to State of Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction
ELA = English Language Arts, HE/PE = Health Education and Physical Education, MA = Mathematics, SCI = Science, SS = Social Studies, VPA = Visual and Performing Arts
** Alignment possible only if lesson extension is done
Maine Learning Results
Common Core Standards for English and
SCI D3. Students describe properties of objects and materials before and after they undergo a change or Interaction
c. Describe properties of original materials, and the new material(s) formed, to demonstrate that a change has occurred.
d. Describe what happens to the temperatures of objects when a warmer object is near a cooler object.
e. Describe how the heating and cooling
Listening and Speaking: E1. Students apply active listening skills.
c. Follow multi-step oral instructions.
**E2. Students use active speaking skills to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
a. Explain ideas clearly and respond to questions with appropriate information.
**Writing: B3. Students write to identify and explain a position to an identified audience
Speaking & Listening
Grade 3: 4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Grade 4: 4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts
Grade 3: 1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts,supporting a point of view with reasons
Grade 4: 1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Grade 5: 1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Lesson Extension: ELA – Speaking Activity – Students explain orally what caused the cream to change to butter and compare that process to making ice cream. This could also be done as a writing assignment in which students state their opinion supported by facts/observations.