States of Matter

The senior groups are learning about States of Matter

  • What is matter?
  • What are the 3 main groups of matter?
  • What are the properties of solids, liquids, gases?
  • How can solids, liquids and gases change their state?

Vocabulary

matter

solids, liquids, gases

particles, atoms

Key Ideas

Matter is anything that takes up space and has weight.

Everything in the whole world is matter.

Matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms.

Matter can be grouped into 3 main groups – solids, liquids, gases

Solids – don’t change shape on their own

Liquids – can flow, can be poured

Gases – most are invisible, can spread out and float to fill a space

How to help

Talk about the topic  – 

use your first language then English when comfortable 

Go to the library and find books on the topic

Say more – say with detail