Grade Level: 5th Grade
Scientists and engineers need to understand the properties of the materials they use. They choose the best materials for specific projects based on the properties of the materials. For example, civil engineers must have a thorough understanding of the properties of materials that might be used to build roads, dams, or bridges and plan their designs around the materials that will be used.
PS1-3 Matter and Its Interactions
Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. Note: There is a common misconception that magnets attract all metals, largely due to the inclusion of steel in metal products.
Young, Patrick; Steffen, Peg; and Martinez, Elizabeth, "Physical Science - SUPERVILLAIN DETENTION! Properties of Matter" (2020). Model NGSS Lessons: 4th - 5th Grade. 15.