Teaching Matter for Deeper Understanding

A two-day session

Audience: Middle school science teachers, instructional specialists, and coaches

Grade-level focus: 6–8

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In this session, you will deepen your understanding of matter, focusing on the physical and chemical properties of matter, the Periodic Table of Elements, chemical formulas, density, chemical equations, and the atom. You will engage in a series of inquiry-based investigations, and you will use scientific argumentation to gain a deeper understanding of matter and of the interactions among various types of matter.

You will receive a copy of Making Sense of SCIENCE: Matter for Teachers of Grades 6–8, a teacher resource created by respected education nonprofit WestEd.

While the resource is written for Grades 6–8, it has been used to deepen the science content knowledge of teachers from kindergarten through high school.