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PROJECT PLAN
VOKI.COM
TITLE:
Solid Liquid Gas
GRADE:
3
SUBJECT:
Science
AUTHOR:
Rebecca Posner
DURATION:
1-2 Days or Teacher Discretion

DESCRIPTION:

This technology project can be used as a culminating activity integrated into core content subject areas, an enrichment activity or a cooperative group project. It can also be used by technology teachers as a standalone project.

STANDARDS:

Teacher will apply standards according to their district or state standards and curriculum guidelines.

ISTE:

http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards- for-students http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards- for-teachers

OBJECTIVES:

Students will: 1. Be able to describe the properties of solids, liquids, and gases 2. Use technology to share what they’ve learned.

MATERIALS:

1. Plastic Ice Cubes that can be frozen 2. Water- cup and other containers 3. Pot you plug in and boil 4. Computer lab, computers, laptops or iPads

VOKI TOOLS:

1. Voki.com: (http://www.voki.com), Voki app, Voki Classroom, Voki Presenter 2. How to Make a Voki Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support 3. How to use Voki Presenter Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support

PROCEDURES:

1. Tell students that today they will be learning about the states of matter – solid, liquid and gas. 2. Show the students water in the three states of matter—an ice cube (solid -when you freeze water), water (liquid- when the ice cube melts), and water boiling in a pot- the “pot” I will plug in and turn the switch to boil in which steam/gas will be displayed (gas- when you heat water). 3. Ask students to share their observations about each state of water. Record the qualities of each state of matter on the board.

ACTIVITIES:

1. Have students create a Voki character. Ask students to have their Voki character explain the qualities of each state of matter. 2. Have students share their Vokis in pairs, small groups, or as a ticket out the door.

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