Matter Workstations observes, and manipulates different types of matter. Students will learn about the three states of matter, changes matter goes through, and what matter is made of and feels like.
Included in the packet:
10 workstations with directions:
• What is matter
• Solid, Liquid, Gas
• Sink or Float
• Physical Changes: 2 Labs
• Water Cycle
• Properties of Matter
• Sink or Float
• Water Cycle
• Physical Change
Interactive Journal inserts: At least one for each workstation
****If you buy this packet you will NOT need to purchase the posters or journal inserts.****
Workstation 1- MATTER SORT
Print the matter pictures onto cardstock. Cut and then laminate for durability. Students can sort the matter in two different ways; either by matter and not matter or by takes up space or has mass. The first sort students will sort the objects into two piles, matter and not matter. Students can sort either on the floor, in a pocket chart, or the teacher can take a folder with pockets and paste the sign that says “matter” on the left side of the folder and the sign that says “not matter” on the right side. Included you will find a recording sheet for students to fill out and an answer document for them to grade or check their work.
Workstation 2-MATTER DETECTIVE
Students will compare two different types of solids, two different types of liquids, and two different types of gases. Students will write down their observations. What do they feel, smell, see, and hear? Describe in detail. Students will use the attached sheets to record their findings. If you would like to reuse the Venn diagrams and recording sheets laminate or place in a sheet protector and use dry erase markers.
Workstation 3-WILL I SINK OR WILL I FLOAT?
Students will place different types of matter into a bucket of water to observe whether the item sink or float.
Workstation 4-STUCK ON YOU!
Students will place their magnets on different types of matter (materials) to see if they will stick to each other through force of magnetism. Second station, the students will pull the iron out of cereal using a magnet. This also ties in with mixtures.
Workstation 5-MIXTURE MADNESS
Students will observe three types of mixtures. The students will take apart the mixtures putting them into groups and classifying the matter in each mixture.
Students will use a balance to weigh different objects finding out the mass.
Workstation 7: Volume
Students will find the volume of a liquid and a solid.
Workstation 8 & 9: Changing Matter
Pancake and ice cream labs
Workstation 10- Water Cycle Lab
Students will make it rain using a 2 liter bottle, warm water, and some ice.
Workstation 11- Assessment
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