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Grade 6-8

Matter: States of Matter

by Joyce S. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.PS1.4 MS.PS1.4;
4 Lessons 5:02
  1. 1. Weekly Learning Plan Trailer 0:28
  2. 2. What is Matter? 1:10
  3. 3. 4 States of Matter 2:23
  4. 4. State of matter with Root beer floats 1:01

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

Matter is everything around you! Matter is anything and everything in the universe that has volume and mass. Study the four states of matter — gas, liquid, solid, and plasma — and see how particles act differently at the molecular level with a tasty treat.

Let's get molecular with matter! Engage in experiments exploring the four states of matter, kinetic energy, and water cycles.


Soda Float for Matter

Course overview


Weekly Learning Plan Trailer


What is Matter?

Students will learn about the definition of matter and particles


4 States of Matter

Students will learn about gas, liquid, solid, and plasma


State of matter with Root beer floats

Students will observe each of the characteristics of gas, liquid, and plasma with a root beer float

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  • Energy
  • Gas
  • Liquid
  • Mass
  • Matter
  • Molecules
  • Root Beer
  • Science
  • Solid

Recommended Materials

  • "O" shaped cereal
  • Soda
  • Ice cream
  • Cup


Joyce is a Chemistry & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student at NYU. She currently works as a student researcher and endeavors to bridge the gap between industry and academia for students.

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