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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

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(A2) Classifying by Properties

An observation is something you find out about objects, events, or living things using your senses. A property is a characteristic of something that you can observe. Objects and substances can be classified, or sorted into groups, based on shared properties. Classifying is the process of using observations to group objects or events according to similarities and differences. There is always more than one way to classify objects because all objects have more than one property. Hands-on Activity 1. Observe the objects on the tray. 2. Work as a group to classify the objects by composition. Composition means what it is made of. 3. Take a photo. Upload your photo to slide 1. Label your property and each group. The picture to the right is an example of a labeled picture. Composition is the property and the groups are paper, cardboard, and glass. 4. Work as a group to classify the objects by a 2nd (different) property. 5. Take a photo. Upload your photo to slide 2. Label your property and each group. Required Content o 2 photos of objects classified and labeled with property/groups o description of the property and your groups o purpose of activity/what you learned Required Vocabulary o Observation o Property o Classify

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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