Diving Into Matter!

An easy and comprehensive unit plan to get your students engaged and learning with matter! This packet includes five major lessons in note-taking format for your little scientists!

One of my favorite units to teach in science is our matter unit! Having fun with solids, liquids, and gasses, discovering those three states, and getting our hands dirty with exploration is just the best! I wanted to re-share my Matter Matters Unit with you all today and hope you can find it useful in your classrooms.

This packet contains all the important objectives in a fun fill-in-the-blank format, which is perfect for those beginner note taking skills. I incorporated videos from Scholatic’s Study Jams (which are fabulous resource videos if you haven’t already heard of them!) as well as Brain Pop Jr. I also use this packet as a companion to a PowerPoint slideshow I made, which helps me keep my lessons on track.

I made some edits to my original packet, but for the most part all of the content is still the same. If you have already downloaded this unit, be sure to re-download the newest version. For those of you who need it you can pick it up at my TpT store here.

Lesson 1: The Three States of Matter
Lesson 2: Mass & Volume: Measuring Matter
Lesson 3: Changing States
Lesson 4: Physical & Chemical Changes
Lesson 5: Experiment: Sugar Cube
Three States of Matter Poems

Another just for fun activity that has always been a hit, and one done at the very end of the unit (if there’s time), was creating Oobleck with my class. This was always a hit and something the kids really enjoyed year after year. All you need is water, cornstarch, and food coloring! We read the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck prior to the activity and discussed how students will observe that when we mix solid and liquid ingredients it creates something completely different!

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