Teach students about the observable properties of matter. Explain that we can use our five senses to help us determine the observable properties of an object. Provide them an example of how to describe an item (e.g. the banana in the slides) by its observable properties. Then, define and explain the property of texture and provide examples. Afterward, students can engage in the following activities:
First, students will practice sorting different items into texture categories based on their prior knowledge or experiences. Next, they will prepare and then take part in an experiment where they will observe different snacks and candies and describe them by their textures. This experiment includes some data collection by the students during the experiment on a provided chart (on a slide and as a printable worksheet). After the experiment, students can discuss their results and answer some given discussion questions. Then, students can participate in an activity where they click on a spinner and then describe the texture of the object they land on. Finally, students will use their new understanding of textures of different materials to apply to an activity where they will make up a toy that will satisfy given criteria in a make-believe scenario.