Splendid States of Matter

By: Ms. Pomerleau

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**First things first, I would like you to watch this short video on states of matter and respond to the question on the blog.
Click here to get to our class blog for the video and question!

Wasn't that a great video? I think you are all now scientists ready to explore states of matter. Remember that water is one of the best objects to show the various states of matter. Water in its natural state is a liquid, when it is heated it becomes a gas but when it is cooled it turns into solid, which we know as ice!

Today you will be taking two different objects and examining the effect that heat and cooling have on it. Before we begin read through these short definitions of a solid, liquid and gas and then use the instructions below to begin your super experiments!

Definitions: (Google images)

Other Resources: (Google)


  1. Choose two objects from my desk and bring them back to your experiment station.
  2. Once you have your objects make a chart where you can record whether your object is a solid, liquid or gas. Also, make space to write what happens when you heat or cool the object and if the object changes to a different state of matter.
  3. Go to the class Moodle site and download the example of a recording chart and a blank copy to make your own.
  4. After you have collected all your data find a partner to make a short 1-2 minute video about states of matter. You also have the option of writing a song or poem about states of matter and what you observed or you can make a poster! Be creative and have fun with this part!!

We will share our projects once everyone has finished! I can not wait to see what my super scientists learned today about states of matter!!

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Teacher Section

12.2.7_States of Matter Lesson_Ms. Pomerleau.doc

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