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Look-Alike Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is the first of four experiments to differentiate among unknown liquids by their behaviors and properties. Pupils observe how different liquids respond to being placed on plastic and paper, and they take notes about their...
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American Chemical Society

Using the Combining Test to Identify Unknown Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Once investigators have learned how their mystery liquids interact with water during the preceding activity, they now use their observations to identify them. This is an ideal conclusion to the mini unit on the properties of water. 
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American Chemical Society

Using Color to See How Liquids Combine

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Blue-tinted water is added to unknown liquids that have been tinted yellow to find out how they interact. This is a memorable activity that is part of an investigation on the properties of liquids, which is part of a unit on the...
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Mystery Eggs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the properties of plastic eggs filled with solids, liquids, and gases and use these observations to hypothesize whether a chicken egg is hard-boiled or raw.
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Engaging Young Scientists with Inquiry: Part One

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Building inquiry into your science lessons will make science concepts more concrete for your class.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

All Mixed Up!

For Students 3rd - 4th
What happens when solids are added to liquids? After reading an informative paragraph about solutions, learners answer six true/false questions regarding solutions, and what substances will dissolve into liquids they are mixed with. A...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Solids, Liquids, and Gases

For Students 5th - 6th
In this phases of matter worksheet, students complete 13 fill in the blank spaces with science words from the given word bank. The blanks are placed within an informational paragraph about solids, liquids, and gases. 
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Liquids and Solids: Materials

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Investigate the properties of solid and liquid materials. This very complete slide show is perfect for introducing liquids and solids to children in grades one or two. It describes multiple properties of solids, metals, plastics, wood,...
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Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

For Teachers 2nd
Review the states of matter with your second graders using this resource. Learners first review what they know about solids, liquids, and gases. Then, they fill out a chart to show what they have learned. Finally, they engage in a...
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Temperature Changes Everything

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the effect of temperature on the motion of particles. They study the difference between particles in a gas, liquid, and a solid and see how the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases can be explained by particle...
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Worksheet
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Keep the Wet Out

For Students 3rd - 4th
After reading a short paragraph about certain materials and their ability to repel water, learners answer two questions regarding a variety of materials' ability to repel water. There are six different substances placed in bowls of...
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This is Cool!

For Students 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders who are studying states of matter will enjoy this simple exercise. In it, they look at a picture of a girl in her kitchen, and they must circle five examples of materials that have changed states of matter as...
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Strong Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through three activities, first-time physical scientists wonder at the properties of water. Freeze some soda cans and a container of water prior to the investigation to show that water expands when frozen. Lab groups experiement with...
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Cool Liquids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemistry neophytes use a temperature probe to assess the change as five different liquids evaporate. The implantation section suggests that they take readings every five seconds for a total of four minutes. They graph the data, look up...
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Phases of Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars are introduced to the basic states of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Through experimentation, students determine that liquids and solids have definite volume, that gases do not have definite volume, and that solids...
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States of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Matter

For Teachers 1st
First graders are read a story about the various stages of matter with a focus on gases. Using a ziploc bag, they capture as much air as possible and discuss how it takes up space even though it is invisible. To end the lesson, they blow...
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Properties of Liquids

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners describe properties of liquids and use descriptive language as a springboard to develop precise vocabulary for properties of liquids. They also use vocabulary as practiced with liquid-vocabulary card games. Finally, students...
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Meet Mr. Gallon

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners create a sculpture of a Mr. Gallon character to help them remember liquid measurement formulas. They complete a worksheet completing measurement equations, and review their answers together.
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What Do Your Know About Matter?

For Teachers 1st
Perfect for 1st grade students, this presentation contains information on the various states of matter, what affects them, and how they change. Using clear language and simple images, these slides will be there to guide any lesson or...
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As a Matter of Fact: Solids, Liquids and Gases

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Sometimes a simple explanation is best when introducing new concepts. Identify the three states of matter with this presentation. Each slide provides a simple description and examples for each of the three states. Tip: Show students the...
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Ready, Set, Let's Dough! It's a Matter of System

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore physical sciences by participating in a class experiment. In this matter lesson, students identify the three forms of matter and their physical differences. Students utilize cookie dough to create a play dough like...
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Worksheet
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Solids, Liquids and Gases

For Students 6th - 8th
In this solids, liquids and gases worksheet, students are given pictures of different substances and their particles. Students cut out the pictures and match the proper particles with the proper substances based on the distances of the...
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Liquids: Floating and Sinking

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders conduct an experiment. For this floating and sinking liquids lesson, 3rd graders discuss density and investigate it using syrup, vegetable oil and colored water. Students observe the results and complete a worksheet.