*This post contains affiliate links.
This week we introduced states of matter in science! We did some reading about solids, liquids, gases, and talked about characteristics of each.
I love the “Let’s Read and Find Out” science series! This one is perfect for introducing states of matter.
We did a little experiment mixing baking soda (solid) with orange juice (liquid) to create bubbles (gas)! You could also do the classic volcano experiment with baking soda and vinegar, but we just wanted to try something new this time.
We also made this representation of the atoms in each state of matter using cheerios! It was a simple, yet fun way to help the kids visualize the concept.
If you’d like a copy of the page we used for the activity, you can download it for free HERE!
Excelente trabajo, muchas gracias por la idea, la realizaré con mis chicos
What grade level is this for?
I would use the cereal activity with younger elementary students (K-2). It is a great visual for them to understand the basic idea of states of matter. Since atoms are obviously much smaller than the Cheerios, I wouldn’t use it for older students who are studying what atoms actually are. Hope this helps!