Solids, Liquids, & Gases!

We have been super busy learning all about the states of matter!!  We did a couple of fun activities that were really engaging and the kids loved it!
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
These anchor charts are actually from the teacher next door!  She makes such cute charts that I had to show them off!
 Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!

The first activity we did was using cereal to represent matter particles!
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
 Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
They were so proud of their work!!

Then we did an activity with chocolate chips.
I originally found this idea at Once Upon a First Grade Adventure.  
The kiddos were able to observe how solids change to a liquid and then back to a solid.
First, we tried to use body heat to melt the chocolate chips.
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
It worked a little.
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
Then we used the sun's heat!
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
Our bags sitting outside in the sun!
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
That really worked!  They were so amazed it was warm!  :)
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
Then we put it in the freezer....
 The next day...we had solid chocolate again!  
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter.  I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter!  The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
They got to eat their chocolate, which of course made it "The Best Day Ever!"
Don't you love it when kids say that?!

Happy "HUMP" Day!!


8 comments

  1. Yes, I DO love it when something makes my students say it's the "best day ever" - it just makes me smile. Looks like more learning fun is being had in your class!

    ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

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  2. Love the chocolate experiment! What a great idea!

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you for sharing some great ways to demonstrate the properties of matter! I love the models made of cereal, and of course, you can't go wrong with anything that includes chocolate!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth
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  4. Such a very cool activity! We teach this topic in the spring and I'll have to make a note of it. Who can resist chocolate?

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  5. The cereal is a way better idea than what I tried this year for molecules...I won't even say what I tried... ;O)

    I love the chocolate idea too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  6. The chocolate experiment is great! What a great way to get the point across and when they are done they get to eat the chocolate!! It's a win, win!!

    Chelsea
    Fifth Grade Wit and
    Whimsy

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  7. The chocolate experiment would of course make it the "best day ever" love it! I might have talk our science teacher into this experiment so I can have some samples of the experiment ;)

    Love the idea!

    Amanda
    My Shoe String Life

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  8. Great post! I am going to have to refer back to this when we get to our matter unit! Thanks for the great ideas!

    Bethany
    FabandFunin4th!

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