Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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Science-class teacher plan

October 23rd- 27th

This is the 'Specialist Class' page.

This page is for the students and parents of Ms. O'Donnell to find out about what happens during the Science class!

This week, we will move onto week 2 of the McGraw Hill Inspire Science program unit on the subject Properties of Matter.


Properties of Matter

We have a few lessons left to complete the first Science module; a research activity on metals and non-metals and a performance task to build a boat, described below.


This module culminates with students designing, building, and testing their design of a boat that can float and hold the most amount of cargo without sinking. Students will apply their understanding of the structure and properties of matter to determine the best material to build their boat, and how the material compares to other materials.

Physical and Chemical Changes - week 1

The focus of this week's lessons are that matter can undergo various changes. Physical changes involve the matter changing state, shape, or size while maintaining its identifiable properties. Students will investigate that matter is conserved during physical changes in a closed system.

Science Curriculum Information