Target Grades: K-4
Matter for Minors is an introduction to observation and investigation. Using a discovery approach, students investigate the three states of matter (solids, liquids and gasses) and learn the properties and vocabulary related to each. Includes extensive materials for sorting and classifying solids and the required chemicals for exploring gas phases of matter and changes in matter. Includes tests with answer keys. Required, but not included: hot plate, ice cubes, and assorted containers. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of three to five.
Sets of Plastic Containers (various shapes)
Metal and Plastic Objects
Plastic Measuring Cup
Plastic Circles (different colors)
Pieces of Cloth
Bicarbonate of Soda