Frayer Model Example: Science
Science Example: A Frayer model is a square divided into four equal boxes with an oval in the middle. The oval and the four boxes are all labeled with headings. The oval’s heading is “Term.” The upper-left-hand box is labeled “Definition,” the upper right-hand box is labeled “Characteristics,” the lower left-hand box is labeled “Examples,” and the lower right-hand box is labeled “Nonexamples.” This is a Science Example of a Completed Frayer Model, and is titled as such. The Term for this Frayer model, in the oval, is “physical property.” The following text is written under the Definition heading: a characteristic of matter that can be seen, felt, heard, smelled, or tasted. Three bullets are listed under the Characteristics heading as follows: can be measured; describes an object; information that can be observed without changing the matter into something else. Five bullets are given under the Examples heading as follows: color; texture; state (solid, liquid, gas); boiling point; odor. Four bullets are given under the Nonexamples heading as follows: the way a material behaves in a chemical reaction; chemical properties; can be observed only when one substance changes into a different substance; flammability.
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