States of Matter


Our States of Matter lesson plan introduces students to the concept that there are different states of matter – liquid, solid, and gas. Students learn the characteristics of each state and practice answering questions about them in order to solidify their understanding of the lesson material.

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Our States of Matter lesson plan introduces students to basic facts and characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases. During this lesson, students are asked to complete an interactive activity in which they walk through their home and write down examples of solids, liquids, and gases that they see, sharpening their observation skills. Students are also asked to read given sentences and identify if they’re about a solid, liquid or gas in order to demonstrate their ability to differentiate between them.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and identify the three different states of matter; solid, liquid, and, gas, and list characteristics of each.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2


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Science, Video


1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade