Lesson Plan

Challenge with Solids, Liquids, and Gases

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There's a container for every matter—liquid, solid, and gas. Pupils design three different containers, each with the capability to hold one of the states of matter, and share their design with the class.     

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a variety of example containers that pupils can examine when time permits
  • Display finished products near a states of matter themed bulletin board 
  • List the properties of matter that learners should take into consideration as a guide in the design process 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the sixth of 10 in a series of states of matter lessons plans
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  • Additional states of matter activities are included 
  • The lesson is offered as either an individual or collaborative activity  
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