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States of Matter

This ‘States of Matter’ unit will teach the children about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties.

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Go Online:


Experiment with it: A wonderful site with links to fascinating investigations that you can carry out to observe the state of matter -


Make it: 

- Melt chocolate and butter to make chocolate crispy cakes

- Make ice-cubes or ice-lollies or home-made ice-cream (

- Make a cake or bake bread to observe the irreversible change


Observe it:

- Mix bicarbonate of soda with vinegar to observe what happens

- Use sieves and filter paper (or kitchen roll) to separate solutions of sugar and water, salt and water or soil and water.


Go Online: Understand solids, liquids and gases -



- Experiments with Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Christine Taylor-Butler

- The Solid Truth About States of Matter with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) by Agnieszka Biskup