The Primary program States of Matter challenges students in Year 5 and 6 to observe solids, liquids, and gases and their behaviour in different, well… states.
They will engage in a number of activities, with pre and post questions, allowing students to: ‘smell’ what’s inside a balloon, observe the differences between hot and cold liquids and the energy of that system, explore compression of the three states to understand. Students can be further challenged, with support of their teacher, by an introduction to the way we represent States of Matter using the particle model.
We have provided these activities online, with plans to set-up your own experiments so that you can follow along at home or in your classroom, to investigate and consider what makes a Solid, a solid. A liquid, a liquid, and a Gas, a gas.
Download: “States of Matter”