Instructional Video

Changes of States of Matter

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

While scientists debate if there are five or seven different states of matter, this video introduces the most common three. It explains the properties of each, kinetic theory, and the changes that occur due to temperature fluctuation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review why science uses Celsius
  • Copy the data chart at 3:55 into science journals for future reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of mass and the difference between physical and chemical changes
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Works well in both traditional and flipped classrooms
  • Video allows for playback at half speed to assist with note taking
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