States of Matter Unit - Grade 3 to 6

48 minute video + 10 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work on states of matter for Grades 3 to 6

This immersive program delves into the mysteries of matter, exploring the different states of materials and how changes in heat can affect their size and properties. With engaging liquid nitrogen experiments and exciting hands-on activities, your students will unlock the secrets of the physical world.

Following this 48-minute video and supporting activities, your students will;

- Know that states of matter can change when matter is heated or cooled.
- Know that:
> Boiling is a change from a liquid to a gas
> Freezing is a change from a liquid to a solid
> Melting is a change from a solid to a liquid
> Condensation is a change from a gas to a liquid
> Sublimation is a change from a solid to a gas
> Deposition is a change from a gas to solid
- That liquid nitrogen is -196 degrees celsius.
- That liquid nitrogen expands over 600 times when it boils.
- That most materials expand when they are heated.
- That most materials contract when they are cooled.
- That some materials can shatter when force is applied to them when they are very cold.

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 10 printable experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.   

Optional materials to have on-hand include water bottles, freezer, a plate, bowls, ice, water, kettle, jar, cream, chocolate or similar topping, two resealable plastic bags, salt, dry ice, spoons, balloons, glass bottle, gloves, cornflour (maize starch), tub, crayons, hair dryer, paper and optional painting canvas.

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Acids, Bases & Indicators

In this exciting program, your students will discover the building blocks of matter and learn about the fascinating properties of acids and bases. With engaging experiments and hands-on activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of chemistry and how they shape our world.

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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    • 48 minute video
    • 10 Experiments
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Vocabulary List & Quiz
    • Scope & Sequence
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubric
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle & Word search
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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