This unit uses winter-themed activities to study states of matter.
Standards covered in this unit are:
P1: Students will investigate the properties of matter and changes that occur in matter.
a. Identify the three common states of matter as a solid, a liquid, or a gas.
b. Investigate changes in objects by tearing, dissolving, melting, squeezing, etc.
-Life cycle of a snowman (changes in matter)
-Melting Snowman letter writing
It also includes experiments that allow students to observe matter and how it can change.
-Pop Rock Balloon Experiment (gas)
-Play-Doh experiment (squeezing)
-Coke Float Experiement (solid, liquid, gas)
-Torn Heart experiment (cutting/tearing)
-Kool-aid experiment (dissolving)
A states of matter quiz with answer key is also included in this packet (20 questions).
Experiment Center Signs are also included to identify experiment locations.
-Letter to send home, requesting students to bring in states of matter examples.