08 March 2016

States of Matter Fun!

This week we introduced states of matter in science! We did some reading about solids, liquids, gases, and talked about characteristics of each.

I love the "Let's Read and Find Out" science series! This one is  perfect for introducing states of matter.

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We did a little experiment mixing baking soda (solid) with orange juice (liquid) to create bubbles (gas)! You could also do the classic volcano experiment with baking soda and vinegar, but we just wanted to try something new this time.



We also made this representation of the atoms in each state of matter using cheerios! It was a simple, yet fun way to help the kids visualize the concept.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5dsPzSlPOCedldjWWxZQmMxejg/view?usp=sharing

If you'd like a copy of the page we used for the activity, you can download it for free HERE!

Tomorrow we will be learning about density and doing a sink/float experiment with some household objects!