Physical Properties of Matter
Fourth grade students have been learning about the Physical Properties of Matter. To review what they had studied, they played a game of “What’s in the Box?” Their teacher, Miss Thomas, placed an object in a box that had holes in its sides so a participant could reach in and touch the object. Dr. Farrant joined in the lesson to model how to fully describe an object’s physical properties. The room was filled with excitement and giggles as he reached in the box, described the properties of the object, and tried to guess what it was! The students then took turns describing and guessing objects by using their sense of touch. This activity was a fun and memorable way to reinforce their lessons.