States of Matter STEM stop-motion video project on the iPad

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States of Matter STEM project on the iPad using a free stop-motion video app. Supports NextGen Science Standard 2-PS1-1.

This iPad® mobile digital device STEM Challenge project is a fun and creative way for students to demonstrate their learning or as an introduction to the 3 states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how the molecules act in each. Students will use the enclosed direction sheets, QR anchor chart, and labels to review the 3 states of matter and to create a stop-motion video showing the cycle on the iPad.

Students can use cut paper, counters, or clay to animate the molecules in each of the states. I recommend having students work in teams of 2-4 to complete the project.

Packet includes everything your students need to plan and create their videos independently:

★ 2 Anchor Chart options: 1 with a QR code that links to a video simulation on YouTube or QR free version.

★ 1 student project direction sheet

★ 1 Stop Motion ready reference sheet – an outline of the basic controls of the app to display.

★ 2 step-by-step direction sheets with visuals to help students independently use the app from start to finish.

★ Detailed teacher directions for introducing the assignment

★ 1 set of labels and blank jar art for students to use in their videos.

★ 1 Rubric to assess student work or have students use to self-assess.

You will need the app Stop Motion Studio. A clickable QR code linking to the App Store® online store listing is included.


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15 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.


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