Lesson Plan

States Of Matter: Identifying Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Use this lesson to show your students the different types of solids, liquids, and gases. Show them how a solid turns into a liquid and how a liquid turns into a gas by using real life examples.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to differentiate between a solid, liquid, and gas. Students will be able to give examples of changes in states of matter from heating and cooling.


(5 minutes)
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  • Tell your students that they will be learning about the states of matter.
  • Explain that everything in our lives is made up of matter. It includes the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the books we read, the food we eat, etc.
  • Ask them if they know what the 3 states of matter are.
  • List the three states of matter on the board.