What is matter? You are made of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. To introduce the Properties of Matter chapter I start with a short folder activity that explores prior knowledge of matter. Students work with a partner on this activity.
In part 1, Solids, Liquids and Gases, students match up statements about the states of matter with pictures representing each. In part 2, All About Matter, students answer twenty-five true/false questions relating to examples of matter, properties of solids, liquids, gases, and physical/chemical changes.
I use file folders and create folders for pairs of students to use. When opening the folder, students will find the pages for part 1 stapled on the left. On the right side they will find the pages for part 2.
The attached zipped file contains pdf files:
What is Matter? student worksheet- 1 page
Solids, Liquids and Gases- 3 pages
All About Matter True/False Questions- 6 pages
All About Matter Answers- 6 pages
What is Matter? Teacher Notes- 1 page