Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Physical properties of matter are those that can be observed without changing the chemical composition of the matter. Size, shape, color, flexibility, texture, solubility, melting point, and odor are just a few physical properties. Using these observations is helpful in classifying matter and determining which materials would be ideal for various uses. For example, something that dissolves in water would not be useful in making beverage cups.
2-PS1-1 Matter and Its Interactions.
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions.
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
Martinez, Elizabeth, "Physical Science - MAKE IT: Physical Properties" (2020). Model NGSS Lessons: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade. 21.