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Lesson 2:

Subject:  States of Matter

Objective:  The learner will state the 3 states of matter, and give examples of each

Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

 


Whole Group Activity

Materials:

Previous day's KWL form

Chart that lists Solid, Liquid, Gas

Procedure:

1. Review previous day's lesson and definition of matter.

2. Now that we know what matter is, list examples of matter (i.e., desk, chair, pencil, milk, steam, etc.)

3. The teacher will identify three solids and ask, "What do these have in common?" (The teacher is trying to get the students to identify solids, liquids, and gasses from the list.)

4. Put up a chart with headings, SOLID, LIQUID, GAS.

5. The students will suggest examples of matter that fit each category.

6. Closure:  What are the 3 states of matter?

Evaluation:  Given examples of matter, the students will be able to categorize them correctly.

Extension: Have students find 3 or more pictures showing examples of the three states of matter.


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