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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Properties of & Changes in Matter

Grade 5: Understanding Matter & Energy

Hands-On Kits

Properties of and Changes in Matter Science Kit.

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Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand C: Properties of and Changes in Matter

This kit provides activities which define matter, and explores different states of matter. Students will identify the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases, and explore the chemical and physical changes of matter, including changes of states. This kit provides materials for six activities. 

Lesson Plans

A Matter of State from AAAS ScienceNetLinks

"This lesson helps students begin to move from the fundamental concept of solid, liquid, and gas to the reasoning for why the states exist under given conditions."

Properties and Changes in Materials Unit Lesson Guide from STEM NORTH

A series of lessons that build on each other.  Includes worksheets and rubrics for each lesson for teachers to use for assessment purposes.

Properties of and Changes in Substances from Manitoba Education

Lesson plans, experiments, and activities based on the Manitoba curriculum.

Chemistry & Matter from Science Matters

An extensive list of lessons, demonstrations, and literature that can be downloaded.

Online Video

Science Max Solids, Liquids, and Gases

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"Solids, liquids, and gases are the three main states of matter. But where do things like cornstarch mud fit in? It seems like a liquid, but when you hit it - it turns solid."

Crash Course Kids - What's Matter?

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"In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about what matter is and the three states of matter: Solid, Liquid, and Gas. She also does a quick experiment that you can do at home to prove that air is matter."

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