This activity can be used in a variety of ways. It is designed to reinforce students’ understanding of the three main states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Students will read 24 descriptors about matter, and determine whether each describes a solid, a liquid, or a gas, or a combination. It also reviews aspects of the Particle Model of Matter. Students will colour the descriptors according to the state(s) it describes.
1) Science Centre: add this resource to your Physical Science stations.
2) Formative Assessment: quickly assess understanding with the enclosed coloured answer key
3) Homework Assignment: after teaching the properties of the three states of matter, assign as homework
- a two-page sheet of 24 descriptors
- a coloured answer key