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RAFT of Matter Change

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:


The students will choose one box from each category and write a RAFT about the event.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 6 (2017)
Strand 6.2: Energy Affects Matter 6.2.2

Develop a model to predict the effect of heat energy on states of matter and density. Emphasize the arrangement of particles in states of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) and during phase changes (melting, freezing, condensing, and evaporating).



Instructional Procedures:

  1. Ask for a volunteer and have them choose a state of matter. The student will then “behave” for 15 seconds as that particle. Have them choose the second state of matter and behave as that particle. Have the student explain the experience.
  2. Hand out the student sheet. Use an overhead to explain if the students need help.
  3. Give the students 20 minutes to write.
  4. In groups of four have the students read theirs out loud and as a group choose the best one. This can then be read to the class.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring Rubric or answer key:
1. The one that is chosen as best of group receives high score……20
2. All others receive ……………………………………......18

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Sep 30 2014 14:01 PM

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