Exploring the Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gas
We began our exploration of matter by first asking the question: "What is matter?" After determining that matter is everything around us that has mass and takes up space, we learned that all matter is made of particles. We then used our bodies to illustrate how closely the particles in matter are in solids, liquids and gasses.
2. We then broke into groups and found an object in our room which best represented our state of matter.
|The Solid Group|
|The Gas Group|
|The Liquid Group|
We listed together some of the solids that we found:
5. Next we explored what solids were made of using touch and sight:
Then it was time for us to explore the
Properties of Liquids!
We documented how temperature changed the properties of liquids in our Science Notebook:
Finally, we performed a fun experiment to see how a liquid and a solid could change into something else.
|We took a bottle filled with vinegar...|
|...and attached a balloon filled with baking soda.|
|What do you think will happen when I dump the baking soda into the bottle filled with vinegar?|
|Let's see. It turns into a...|
|...what's happening to the balloon? It's being filled with...|
Let's document this in our iPad Science Notebooks...