States of Matter

If you’ve ever wondered just how the heck water turns to ice when you put it in the freezer, this BrainPOP movie on the three main states of matter is exactly what you’ve been waiting for! Tim and Moby explain what matter is, and introduce you to the tiny atoms and molecules that make it up. You’ll discover how changes in temperature and pressure cause these particles to gain or lose energy, and the effect this has on a material’s physical properties! As a bonus, you’ll also learn about some additional states of matter that aren’t often discussed in science class, like plasmas and colloids!
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States of Matter Lesson Plan: Matter Sorter Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the states of matter. Students will determine whether an example of matter is a solid, liquid, gas, or plasma through collaborative, real-world activities and gameplay. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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