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Introducing our new topic …

     States of Matter

(yes, I know! Not a very catchy title!)

So what do you already know about states of matter?

Have you heard of solids, liquids and gases?


You may like to begin by watching this short video as an introduction:




All materials can be one of 3 states: solids, liquids or gases

Solids: they keep their shape. They can be hard, soft and even squashy!

Solids take up the same amount of space no matter what has happened to them.


Liquids: They take the shape of the container. They can change shape but do not change the amount of space they take up.


Gases: can spread out to completely fill the container or the room. They do not have any fixed shape.


Task 1: Draw a grid in your books like the one below:








Explore the pictures below and either cut and stick or write the name of the material in the correct column.



Did you know …

Sand can be poured. Does this make it a liquid?

Sand, flour and sugar are harder to place as they behave like a liquid but are in fact very small pieces of a solid.


Even scientists sometimes find this tricky, there are some materials that simply don’t fit into a category.





Let’s Investigate: Have a look around your house and see if you can find example of Solids, Liquids & Gases. You can present your findings in your own chosen way. You may like to take photographs on pic collage (label each material you find), draw a table like the one above, invent a board game.

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