The power point was designed to be like a kiosk information center. We were to pick a subject area and content area of our choice. Mine consisted of second grade science, dealing with the states of matter.
Lesson: States of Matter
Grade Level: 2nd
Instructor: Rachael Vigder
April 12, 2009
Curriculum Objectives 1.1
• COMPETENCY GOAL 3: The learner will
observe and conduct investigations to build an
understanding of changes in properties.
▫ 3.01: Identify three states of matter.
North Carolina Standard
Course of Study
North Carolina Standards:
Second Grade Science
Curriculum Objectives 1.2
• COMPETENCY GOAL 3: The learner will observe and
conduct investigations to build an understanding of
changes in properties.
▫ 3.02: Observe changes in state due to heating and
cooling of common materials.
▫ 3.04: Show that solids, liquids and gases can be
characterized by their properties.
▫ 3.05 Investigate and observe how mixtures can be
made by combining solids, liquids or gases and how
they can be separated again.
Lesson Plan Objectives 1.1
• Students will be able to:
▫ Classify materials as solids, liquids, and gases.
▫ Define the terms solids, liquids and matter.
▫ Show that when materials are manipulated they
can take on different properties.
Lesson Plan: Introduction: Matter
• Ask students to write down things they think are
solids, liquids and gases.
• Ask them to define each of these three things.
• Discuss in groups, or at their table, what they
have written on their lists.
• The teacher will ask individuals for an example
from their list and the teacher will confirm or
deny their categorization.
Lesson Plan: Involvement: Matter
• Each table/group will approach a table to find
things that are solid and liquid items.
• They will observe the items through touch, look
• On a chart, they will write down what each item
was and what matter it consisted of.
• They will return to their teams and then be
asked again, to name solids and liquids.
Lesson Plan: Observation: Matter
• The students have now discovered the difference between liquids and
solids. Now, they need to experience with gases.
• There will be two items sitting on a particular table, a candle and a balloon.
(Note: Hands-on is eliminated from this portion due to fire use).
• The candle will be lit by the teacher and she will ask what they expect will
happen to it.
• A balloon will be blown up with human air and she will ask the students
what went into it.
• The students should observe the materials and what is happening to the
• Students will record observation to their ability and return to seats
What did they learn?
▫ Tends to keep its form rather than moving freely,
molecules are compound, firm and compact.
Examples: ice cubs, blocks, wood, soap bars, flowers
▫ Fluid form of a substance which can expand and fill a
space. It is not a liquid or solid, but more of a vapor.
Examples: air, carbon dioxide, heat, steam
▫ Readily flowing, fluid, molecules move freely
throughout a substance.
Examples: water, other sources of drinks
• Molecules are what hold objects together.
• Hydrogen and oxygen are examples of gaseous
• A conversion from solid to liquid is known as
• When something evaporates it turns into a gas.
• Only liquids and gases can truly take the shape
of a container it is put into.
Let’s try an interactive video!
Click here to try out the
video on matter!
The conversion from a solid state to a
liquid state is…
Oxygen is an example of this type of
What object DOES NOT take the form
of its container?
c) A pencil
• Google Images
• Hot Chalk’s Lesson Plans (Solids, Liquids, Gases)
• North Carolina Standard Course of Study
• Second Grade Lesson Plans
• States of Matter Quiz