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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Quiz –Changing State
Answer multiple-choice questions to test what you know about states of matter and the water cycle.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/play/

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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Quiz – Solids and Liquids
Answer multiple-choice questions to test what you know about solids and liquids and changes of state. What happens if you heat a solid? What is evaporation?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/solids_liquids_gases/pl ...

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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Activity – Solids and Liquids
In this interactive game, melt and the re-freeze various solids. What happens if you shake the beaker?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/solids_liquids_gases/pl ...

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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Activity – Changing State
In this interactive game, heat or cool water to change its state.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/play/

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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Activity – Gases, Liquids and Solids
In this interactive game, heat or cool a liquid to change its state. How does the gas behave if you remove the lids?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/play/

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BBC – KS2 Bitesize Revision – Changing State
Review states of matter and the water cycle in this core content site from the BBC. Click “next page” to flip easily from one page to the next.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/read/1/

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Science of Cooking: Candy
When you are eating your favorite candy, do you think about the science that goes into making it? You will after visiting this site!
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/index.html#

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Quia Properties of Matter
This Quia matching game covers vocabulary about matter and states of matter from Chapter 5, Grade 3, Silver, Burdett and Ginn Science Series.
https://www.quia.com/custom/2202gate.html

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Make Your Own Rock Candy
This activity has a materials list, procedure, and an explanation involving temperature, mixtures, and sugar crystals.
https://sciencebob.com/make-your-own-rock-candy/

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What is Matter?
This page, specifically designed for fourth graders, gives a nice description of solids, liquids and gases.
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/statesofmatter.html

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Phases of Matter
This page gives a description of each state of matter and a diagram of water showing its phases at various temperatures and pressures. NOTE: The free version of this site contains ads.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/physics/Phasesofmatter.shtml

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Chem4Kids Quiz: Mixtures
Try this quiz and find out just how much you know about mixtures.
http://www.chem4kids.com/extras/quiz_mattermix/index.html

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Energy and Matter
Much of our world depends on energy. How is it created? What types of energy are there? Find the answers here.
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/Energy/Energy.htm

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States of Matter graphic from Harcourt
This java graphic shows states of matter, with a description of how they are different on the molecular level. Use with students who are ready for that level of abstraction.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

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Reading Comprehension: Properties and Changes
Test your knowledge to see how much you know about matter!
https://education.jlab.org/reading/properties_and_changes.html

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Solids, Liquids and Gases
Understand the conditions that change solids, liquids and gases from one form to another as you experiment with this cool game.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/gases.html

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Liquids
Click here to learn the characteristics of liquids and why liquids are known as the “in–between” state of matter.
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_liquid.html

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States of Matter
Did you know there are four state of matter? This page defines each state of matter and discusses how compounds can move from one phase to another when special physical forces are present.
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_states.html

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Changes in Matter
How can you force a physical change in matter? Make some mystery matter and do experiments with it. Based on your observations, make conclusion about the state of your matter.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/matter/lab.htm

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States of Water
This page shows you water in three physical states (okay, so water vapor is invisible), and explains how molecules act as the states of matter change. Click on the review link at the bottom of the page for some cool experiments.
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/slg.html

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Amazing Polymers
Flubber....learn about this amazing substance that is not a solid, not a liquid, but a little bit of both.
http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_topics/amazing-polymers.html

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Gases, Liquids and Solids
Gases, liquids and solids are all made up of atoms, molecules, and/or ions, but the behaviors of these particles differ in the three phases. This site has an excellent model to show this. The table summarizes properties of gases, liquids, and solids.
http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/character.html

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Melting Ice
This lesson uses a predict-observe-explain framework to help students learn about energy transfer. The resources include a teacher's guide, a presentation on the topic, and student handouts (including graphic organizers)
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/practical-work-learning/melting-ice

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The Great Melt Race
In this lesson, students determine factors that cause ice to melt will track the size of a melting ice cube. They also compare solids and liquids, observing how ice holds its shape while the water takes the shape of the container.
http://lessonplanspage.com/sciencewinterthegreatmeltrace1-htm/

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Water 1: Water and Ice
This series of lessons is designed to prepare students to understand that most substances may exist as solids, liquids, or gases depending on the temperature, pressure, and nature of that substance.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/water-1-water-and-ice/

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Melting Ice Cubes Science Lesson Plan – Learning About Solids, Liquids and Gases
In this lesson, students explore ways to affect the time it takes for ice to melt, changing from a solid to a liquid.
https://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/2014/04/26/melting-ice-cubes ...

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Chemical Wonders
Students are introduced to chemical engineering through a study of the characteristics of materials and how engineers use these characteristics in developing new applications.
https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_intro_lesson05

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Ice Is Nice
Here are four suggestions for young students to explore the effects of temperature on water.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/ice-nice/

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Dunked Napkin
Experiment to determine if air occupies space.
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Dunk ...

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Substances and Chemical Reactions
Students learn about chemical reactions and make their own film canister rocket.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.descwrld.lp_chemic ...

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Dirtmeister's Science Lab on Matter
Students create colloidal suspensions in the lab.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dirtmeist ...

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Exploring Phases of Matter (Grade 3)
This web lesson developed for 3rd grade teachers, describes a series of experiments and multimedia activities to examine how water can be changed.
https://www.scetv.org/

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Understanding and Measuring Matter
This is a complete and comprehensive unit on matter. It uses a series of hands-on activities, data collection, and take home assignments in which first graders are able to recognize and measure the three states of matter.
https://www.coreknowledge.org/

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Earth's Ecology
Students will identify and describe three states of water. They will and observe and predict how water will change states.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/earths-ecology ...

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Exploring the
Play with this unknown substance and chart its various properties.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/exploring ...

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States of Matter
This page contains resources for states of matter. It has on-line quiz games, pictures, and several short videos.
https://www.neok12.com/States-of-Matter.htm

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Identifying States of Matter
Use this download with younger students to help them identify the three states of matter.
https://www.education.com/worksheet/article/solid-liquid-gas/

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Science Projects for Kids: States of Matter
Investigate states of matter with these eight science projects.
https://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/science-projects/science-project ...

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Changing Matter
In this lesson, students investigate the concept of water changing states.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/5676

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Study Jams! Solids, Liquids, and Gases
What is matter? Watch a three minute video and learn about the states of matter. After the video test your voice as you sing along with the karaoke matter song.
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/matter/solids-liquid ...

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What is Matter
Let the Dirtmeister explain matter to you and provide some examples of how it changes form. Don't forget to try the science lab.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/matter/whatmat.htm

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Coffee Can Ice Cream
Do you have empty coffee cans around your house? If so, use them to make ice cream!
https://family.disney.com/crafts/

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Gas in a Bag – 60 Second Science Activity
Fill a baggie with gas! Use this simple experiment from TV’s “60 Second Science” to explore gases. “Questions to Ask” helps frame this exploration, and “Try This” gives ideas for further explorations starting from this one.
http://60secondscience.org/activities/GasinaBag.html

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Difference between solids, liquids, and gases
This third grade web lesson is designed to help students develop an understanding of the difference between solids, liquids, gases, and adding or removing energy, by investigating the difference between ice and dry ice.
http://seplessons.ucsf.edu/node/279

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The Three States of Matter
This activity for younger students includes a recipe for no-bake cookies. Students identify and count how many different states of matter used in the recipe.
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9316.html

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Ice Cream – 60 Second Science Activity
Yum . . . Ice Cream! Be a chemist while you make a tasty treat. The “Questions to Ask,” “Try This,” and “Science Connections” sections help draw out the science concepts in this fun exploration from TV’s “60 Second Science.”
http://60secondscience.org/activities/iceCream.html

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Science Ideas
This is a site with many lesson plan ideas on science and health topics.
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/subjects/science

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Strange Matter
Discover the secrets of everyday stuff. Go inside a soda can to discover what it is made of. Transform Stuff allows you to transfer raw materials into new stuff. Predict which material will win in the Materials Smackdown!
http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/index.html

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Interactive Matter Quiz
This is an easy to use, online, interactive quiz on matter for upper elementary students.
http://www.vtaide.com/png/matter.htm

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BBC – KS2 Worksheet – Changing State
Melts, freezes, condenses, evaporates . . . This worksheet asks students to fill in information about water’s states. It addresses a common misconception by showing that freezing point and melting point are the same.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_lessonplans/

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Discovering Properties of Water
Can you melt an ice cube with your armpit? Discuss states of matter and then try to change water from its solid state to its liquid state in this activity geared towards Kindergarteners.
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/wc/water/k/wcwak_2a.html

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States of Matter Worksheet
This crossword puzzle intended for older students tests their knowledge of the three states of matter. Answers are included.
https://www.edhelper.com/Matter353.htm

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States of Matter
This lesson plan for grades 1-3 has in-class activities that can help kids understand matter, the different states of matter, and molecule behavior.
http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9516.html

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Disappearing Water
This series of k-2 lessons address a concept that is central to the understanding of the water cycle; that water is able to take many forms but is still water.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/water-2-disappearing-water/

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