States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, and Gas

This States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, and Gas activity & project also includes:

Solid, liquid, and gas: they all matter. Scholars create an animation of the various states of matter, experiment with the temperature of water as it changes states, and observe carbon dioxide as it changes states. The lesson also includes a reading passage and analysis questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in an animation book or show a video clip of animation
Classroom Considerations

  • Verify all glassware is free of cracks or chips before beginning the experiment
  • Do not touch dry ice without gloves
  • The second in a series of nine lessons

  • Lesson highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Includes two extension ideas

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