This unit is designed for students in grades 3-5. It includes an engaging interactive SMARTBoard file that teaches your students about the 4 states of matter using cloze reading passages. I intentionally left the first letter visible so that students can use context and their developing understanding to predict what goes in the blank. This keeps students engagement high as they are filling in the blanks in their own packets. There are links to short videos about the various states of matter, along with a variety of games, activities and experiments.
Here is what is included:
30 page interactive SMARTBoard file
13 page printable student packet
“Molecules in Motion” game in two formats
“The Great Ice Cube Race” activity
“Evaporation Station” experiment
“Molecule Models” activity
Making “Oobleck” activity
Teacher Guide with Suggested Pacing
States of Matter Study Guide
States of Matter Assessment with Answer Key
I used this unit with my 4th graders and they loved it! It was a great complement to our study of the water cycle. Please download my preview to see more of what’s included.
**IMPORTANT!** This is a SMARTBoard file. It will likely not work with other types of interactive white boards, and the interactive features will not work with Smart Notebook Express. Do not purchase if you do not have an actual SMARTBoard, or are sure that your white board supports Notebook software.
Thanks for checking out my file!
Cathy, aka Downeast Teach