1 class periods of 60 minutes each
Students will draw and describe what each of the physical states of matter is like.
- Hook activity
- 2 different sized/shaped beakers, cups, or flasks
- different shaped balloons
- some liquid (pop, juice, water)
- Solids (cube, crayon, etc.) rectangular objects work best for seeing volume
- Student Sheet
- Physical State Notes Power Point
- Hook activity:
- Liquid: Pour your liquid into a beaker
- Ask: Will the volume (space it takes up) change if I pour into a different beaker?
- Ask: Will the shape of the liquid change if I pour it into a different beaker?
- Have a student read the volume, then pour it into a different beaker and have the student find the volume again.
- Solid (repeat what you did with liquids)
- Use the balloons & ask the same questions and demonstrate how the shape will change depending on the container
- Ask: What would happen to the volume of the gas if the balloon is popped?
- Handout the student sheet & use the PowerPoint to provide information. Ask student volunteers to draw the diagrams of the relative states on the board.
- Notes completed, neat & organized…………………………4
- Student correctly lists and draws the characteristics of the states……....…..4
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.