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The three states of matter are the focus of this chemistry video. Sal uses the example of a water molecule, and explains in great detail what forces are present to make that molecule change back and forth between a liquid, a solid, and a gas. Of course, the temperature that the molecule is exposed to is the most important factor, but the molecular changes that take place are what he really goes into here.
In a fun activity, kids learn about states of matter by identifying solids and liquids, then experimenting with gas to see if it has energy. Young scientists place raisins in a jar of club soda to see how the gas affects the floating or sinking of the raisins. When finished, each child answers some questions evaluating the results of the experiment.
Delv into the states of Matter. Students engage in the scientific inquiry process to uncover the exciting world of Matter. They watch a series of videos, and conduct experiments in order to collect and analyze data on the various state of matter. This lesson included video links, web links, rubric, and all printable materials needed.
Third graders study the three states of matter and identify the physical changes that take place between them. There is an initial teacher-led demonstration followed by a meaningful whole-class inquiry. These two activities should lead to a greater understanding of physical changes that take place between the three states of matter. Very good lesson for early elementary scientists!
There are four states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. As this clip describes, the key to changing the states of matter is the addition or subtraction of energy. Learn about molecules, heat, plasma, and the science behind shifting states of matter and energy. This video is perfect for introducing learners in grades 5-7 to the wonders of matter.
Learn all about the fourth state of matter: plasma! What is plasma anyway? Plasma is what occurs when matter has been heated to an extreme state. Watch this well done clip and find out how it works, what it is, and how it's used. A great video for grades 6-9.
In this states of matter instructional activity, students learn about the 3 different states of matter and how matter shifts states. They then answer the 20 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
Third graders investigate the three states of matter and the properties of materials as they undergo physical changes. They identify examples of each type of matter, role-play atoms in solids, liquids, and gases, and conduct an experiment with a balloon that expands using baking soda and vinegar.
Students examine the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses. In this states of matter lesson, the teacher guides students through a series of experiments to illustrate each state of matter and how matter changes from one state to another.
Student explore states of matter. In this science lesson plan, learners define matter, identify the states of matter, tell about the properties of each state of matter, and demonstrate an understanding of the difference between a physical and a chemical change.
Dr. Carlson describes the states of matter with the help of an ice cube, cup of water, and steam. He shows us how energy, such as heat, can change the state of matter. This clip uses scientific experimentation and academic language to explain how something can change from a liquid to a solid to a gas, and back again. Most appropriate for grades 4-7.
How are gases like liquids; how are they different? This clip demonstrates the state of matter called gas. We find out how the properties of gas are similar and different to the properties of liquid. An experimental demonstration and solid academic language makes this a great clip for grades 3-6.
A solid has a definite shape and volume depending on what it's made of. Take a quick look at the chemistry that gives solids their shape and volume. This video in its entirety would be great; unfortunately, it ends prior to completely defining the solid state of matter.
Students study the states of matter. In this matter lesson, students use dry ice to study the states of matter. Students observe and answer questions based on the material.
In this states of matter activity, students read a 2 page article on the 5 states of matter, answer statements with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 fill in the blank statements and 3 true or false statements about the 5 states of matter.
Sixth graders analyze the structure of the particles in the three states of matter. In this states of matter lesson, 6th graders review prior knowledge about the states of matter. They work in groups to determine how the particles are arranged in solids, liquids, and gases before completing a jigsaw activity.
In this states of matter worksheet, students visit the website and watch a movie to complete 7 fill in the blank questions, 5 matching questions, and an 18 clue crossword.
Young scholars explore the three states of matter. In this matter lesson plan, students are shown a variety of examples and decide whether it is a liquid, solid or gas. Young scholars brainstorm what characteristics the objects in each group share.
Learners explore the states of matter. They discuss the different phrases of matter and categorize everyday substances as solids, liquids, or gases. Students explore the relationship between the phases on an atomic level and the role of kinetic energy in phase transitions.
Third graders identify properties of solids, liquids, and gasses. In this states of matter activity, the teacher demonstrates the properties of each state of matter, then students go on a scavenger hunt for items to represent each state of matter.

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