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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