# What is matter?

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Middle school science

Activity for ages 3 to 8. Looking for a quick kids’ science experiment that’s sure to wow little scientists?! This simple buoyancy activity requires just a few common household supplies. Kids will love learning why things sink and float in this easy, hands-on experiment! Check out the simple step-by-step below and then join The Plato Pack so you […]

This is a foldable that can be used in different grades. This craft has been adapted for two levels (one with some writing). It includes: Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases. Examples of the particles. A classify worksheet. And cute characters craftivity. I have also included the Spanish versi...

A simple sink or float science experiment for kids using candy

Boat Hull Density Project: Determine how much weight can be supported by boat hulls of various volumes and how this relates to the density of water.

Man, I miss you guys! I have been so extremely busy this year that I haven't been able to blog or read blogs I feel so out of it. I ...

Atom - in a pizza box. (It's just a picture, but still a great idea! It looks like they used gummy bears, but you could certainly use m&m's or another type of bite-sized candy.)

Solids, liquids, and gases are so fun to teach your students. There are so many fun activities to teach the three states of matter.

I typed up signs for the key words and definitions the students need to know for our matter unit. In the middle of the board, I displayed student work. The students used Froot Loops to visualize the differences between solids, liquids, and gasses. The background paper is from a roll I bought at the teacher store.

Original hands-on activities for kids (as well as a compiled archive of ideas from all over the web) with a strong focus on art integration + creative thinking for teachers and homeschoolers

BIG Science Stations Units are awesome for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Allow your students to learn and explore concepts in fun and different ways.

Solids, Liquids or Gas? Fill one bag up with air (gas), another with water (liquid) and another with a solid (a crayon). Have kids compare the properties of the contents in all three baggies. Do they have color? Are they hard? Soft? Flexible? Do they change shape? Do they fill up the entire bag?

Middle School Science Lessons and Printable Resources

Everybody Has One, This Is Just A Little Look Into Ours.

Friends~Today we made models of solid, liquid, and gas atoms. It was soooo much fun! My kiddos totally got it thanks to these fun hands on...

Kids love the real-life STEM Challenge about building boats! Let's add a sail to the boat and see what they can do! Best of all, add some races to the challenge and your kids will be cheering loudly!Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!STEM Challenges Real Life Bundle 2STEM Chal...

Have you just finished your unit of study on matter and you want a fun and engaging way to review with students? I Have Who Has Matter Review is what you will need. This product contains questions on the following matter topics: movement of particles in a solid, liquid, gas, solvents and solutes, ...