States of Matter Lesson Plans

  1. Air and Air Pressure- To observe that air takes up space. To observe that air has weight. To observe that air exerts pressure.
  2. Air Exerting Pressure- To understand that we live on the bottom of an ocean of air.
  3. As a "Matter" of Fact- Describe how matter changes from one state to another.
  4. Change Of State- List the characteristics of BS in solid and in liquid forms.
  5. Changing Matter - Students will be able to distinguish between the physical and chemical properties of matter.
  6. Characteristics of Matter- The objectives of this lesson are for primary and intermediate graders to examine the relationships among gravity, weight, and mass, the metric measurement of distance and volume, and density and its application to physical properties.
  1. Chemistry Is A Gas- The student will be able to apply the conventional gas laws in the determination of volume changes resulting from changes in temperature, pressures, or number of moles of the gas.
  2. Crystal Painting- Students observe a variety of crystalline solids available in the supermarket, drug store, or hardware store.
  3. Crystals- A great crystal lab!
  4. Density In A Wave Machine- To demonstrate that different types of liquids have different densities.
  5. Gas Laws- To see effects of temperature and pressure on volume of gases.
  6. Frozen Solids- To demonstrate how ice can be melted without heating it.
  7. Introduction to Gases- To demonstrate that gases are a state of matter.
  8. It's a Gas!- To demonstrate that gases are a state of matter.
  9. It's the States of Matter- Students will understand that solids and liquids occupy much less space than gases.
  10. Learning About Matter And Energy- Students will learn and understand physical properties of matter and energy. Students will discover that some things float, some things dissolve in water. They will be able to discuss that energy can be changed from one form to another.
  11. Let's Get Fizzica- To demonstrate that water molecules are strongly attracted to one another.
  12. Life Means Water Environment- To understand pH levels in bodies of a water environment. This demonstration involves the reaction of oxide when mixed with water creates an acidic solution.
  13. Molecular Forces At Work: Creating Soap Bubbles- To make chemistry interesting to students by showing them it is part of the real world, rather than being confined to reagent bottles and test tubes in the classroom laboratory.
  14. Matter and Molecular Motion- Demonstrate that air is matter and even though gases cannot always be seen, they take up space.
  15. Osmosis- To learn how different kinds of solutions move through selectively permeable membranes.
  16. Pressure and Volume of Gases- To understand the relationship between pressure and volume in gases (Boyle's Law).
  17. Popcorn Is A Gas- Students will be exposed to questioning how Chemistry/science is integrated into everyday affairs.
  18. Phases of Matter - To understand the three states of matter and the properties associated with each state.
  19. Physical Changes of Water- To acquaint children with the various changes that materials undergo.
  20. Recycling- Students will discuss ways in which recycling is helpful in the environment.
  21. Relationships: Pressure, Volume, and Temperature- Students will be able to state the relationships of pressure to volume and pressure to temperature, and volume to temperature for a gas.
  22. Selling The Molecular Kinetic Theory- To model aspects of the molecular kinetic theory.
  23. Soap Bubble Chemistry- Students will investigate with prepared geometric wire models to see the maximum number of planes, the maximum number of lines and the sizes of the angles that are produced when the planes and lines intersect.
  24. Solid, Liquid or Gas?- Students will be able to distinguish similarities and differences of matter.
  25. Solubility of Gases In Liquids- Through this demonstration lesson, students are expected to construct the relationships of temperature and pressure to the solubility of gases in liquids. Using their discovery, the students are then presented with the "ammonia fountain" as a phenomenon to interpret.
  26. Sound and Matter - Sound travels through different states of matter (solid, liquid, gas).
  27. States of Matter- Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between a physical and a chemical change.
  28. States of Matter- Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between a physical and a chemical change.
  29. States of Matter- Demonstrate the various uses of the states of matter.
  30. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases- Students will be able to recognize the properties of each state of matter.
  31. States of Matter For Grades Kg-8- The students will be able to observe the properties of matter and classify different substances as solids, liquids, and gases.
  32. Sublimation- The student will be able to describe the process of sublimation.
  33. Surface Tension Of Water- To encourage imagination and invention in developing independent science investigations.
  34. The Chemistry of Bigger Bubbles- Learn that all liquids form bubbles but their life span is short.
  35. The Three States of Matter- Compare the properties of different states of matter.
  36. The Vibrational Nature of Sound- Students will understand sound frequency, pitch, and conduction using the string telephone, tuning fork and musical glasses experiments. This lesson could be focused on any grade level.
  37. The Water Cycle- To show how substances dissolved in water can be separated and/or recovered through the process of evaporation.
  38. Using A Spreadsheet To Solve Gas Law Problems- To teach students in the Chemistry classes to use a computer spreadsheet; to teach the students how to utilize a spreadsheet to solve problems using the gas laws and the formulas corresponding.
  39. We All Scream For Ice Cream- Demonstrate freezing point depression, one of the colligative properties.
  40. What A Gas!- Students will be able to understand and explain that air occupies space, the visual effects of air, and how air exerts force.
  41. What Is a Gas?- Develop a mental and physical model of gas behavior at the molecular level.