First Presentation: The Matter Tray – a rock, a jar of water, a jar of air
Second Presentation: Liquids – a) the tray of liquids
b) pictures of liquids
Third Presentation: Pouring water as a physical experience of this state of the matter.
Fourth Presentation: Solids – a) Tray of solids
b) picture of solids
Fifth Presentation: The water balloon experiment – fill a balloon with water, then put in freezer over night. Remove from freezer and peel off the rubber. Discuss the new state of water – a solid. Watch it melt back to liquid form.
Sixth Presentation: Gases – a) Tray with jar of air
b) pictures of gases
Seventh Presentation: Steam in a Jar experiment – here’s a link that explains how to do this,
but Karen Tyler includes it in her lesson.
Eighth Presentation: Inflate a balloon experiment (with the gas formed when baking soda and
vinegar are mixed together).
Follow up activities: a) Sort the liquid/solid/gas pictures into the right categories.
b) Look through magazines for pictures of solids, liquids, and gases. Cut them
out and glue them into a matter collage.