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Solids, Liquids, and Gases: A StudyJams! Activity

Reinforce key concepts about the states of matter and keep students engaged with this interactive StudyJams! Activity.



Activity Type

  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

What is matter? Scholastic's Study Jams: Solids, Liquids, and Gases activity, for grades 3–5, uses an engaging three-minute animated video to explain how matter changes states through heating or cooling.

Students can also:

  • Sing karaoke (music and lyrics are provided) about matter
  • Take a multiple-choice quiz on what they’ve learned
  • Consult a list of related vocabulary words

Learning Objectives

Students participating in Solids, Liquids, and Gases will:

  • Recognize that matter has three forms: solid, liquid, and gas
  • Demonstrate understanding that each state of matter has distinct properties
  • Explain the role of heat in changing matter from one property to another

Susan Cheyney

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