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Matter: Properties

Find out how properties of matter describe its various states. Discover the states of matter that exist on our planet and in the universe. Includes experiments with different states of matter and observing the changes as well as animated movies, lesson plans, worksheets, and online quizzes. Several sites have lesson plans for teachers. There are links to eThemes Resources on gases, liquids, and solids, and mass and weight.


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Explore links on this page to learn about water and its three states. At the bottom of the first page, select the "To Chapter 2- States of Matter" link to find out how properties describe different states of matter. Learn about solids, liquids, and gases. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
This is an online quiz that tests knowledge of matter, its states, and properties. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This in-class activity can help children better understand different states of matter.
This page has extensive information on matter, its properties, and states. NOTE: The reading level is for older students. NOTE: The site includes ads and links to Google search.
Select matching, concentration, word search games, or flashcards on this page to practice new terms and their meanings.
This crossword puzzle can be used for older kids for testing knowledge of properties of matter. Includes answers.
During this experiment kids can create their own matter using water and sugar.
Learn about chemical reactions and their indicators through these ideas.
See illustrations and explanations on density. The link to the left, "Liquid Layers," incorporates oil and water density into an experiment. Note: There is a broken link on "Finding mass, volume and density".
Learn how to calculate mass, volume, and density. Includes activities. These formulas are for older students.
Try these activities to see what happens with water temperature and density. Click an arrow on the bottom right to continue a lesson. Includes links to other science and matter activities.
Here are science lesson plans from the Jefferson County Schools. The level is from K-8.
This is a lesson plan for grade 3. Topics include mass, weight, and gravity.
Describing and comparing physical changes are the topics found in this lesson plan. Lesson plan is for grade 5.
Teachers can use this lesson plan for fifth graders. This activity involves a chemical change.
This page provides a song that can be used to teach about properties of matter. Note: This site includes ads.
Learn about characteristics of materials through an interactive experiment. Note: This site has a link, "Talk", leads to a discussion forum.
These sites explain and define the three stages (or phases) of matter: gas, liquid, and solid. There is also information about a fourth phase called plasmas. Included are animations of particles, videos, illustrations, and activity ideas.
What is the difference between mass and weight? Find out by using these sites. Included are eThemes on metric measurement, gravity, and the properties of matter.

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