```The Three States of Matter  Mary Allen                     Joseph Warren                               9239 S. Jeffery                               Chicago IL 60617                               312-535-6625Objectives:Third Grade Level1. Define matter and mass2. Identify some properties of matter3. Compare the properties of different states of matterMaterials Needed:  -plastic glasses       -tape  (masking)        -golf balls  -rulers                -rocks                  -small blocks of wood  -styrofoam cups        -notebook paper         -food coloring  -small brown bags      -3 liter pop bottle     -corks  -poster board          -sentence strip         -string  -syrup milk joy        -oil lotion             -pea soup  -juice (any kind)      -jello                  -cool whipStrategy

1.  Introduce the three states of matter in a skit
2.  Discuss the terms: matter, states, mass, volume, solid, liquid, and gas
3.  Write the terms on a sentence strip and display it on the chalk board
4.  Discuss previous knowledge on matter (pupil's knowledge)
5   Display a poster board with three pictures: one of the sun, one of a roller
coaster, and one of the letter "i" in the form of a riddle
6.  Present the lesson in the format of an interview
7.  The words solid, liquid, and gas will be printed on pieces of poster board
and worn around the neck of each person being interviewed
8.  The solid will be presented first as a guest from Africa
9.  To prove the solid is solid three experiments will be done.  Use items from
a small paper bag, sorted according to size, shape, color and weight, on a
chart for classification next - to show that solid takes up space drop three
items into a glass of water one at a time, measureing after each item (items
are a rock, wooden block and a golf ball)
10. Use three styrofoam cups, pebbles, and asheet of plain paper to make a
bridge.  Place the third cup on top of the bridge with the pebbles inside.
Do the same using a sheet of paper folded accordion style
11. Our next guest being interviewed is a liquid from the United States
12. Use colored water in three differently shaped containers to prove liquid has
volume
13. Measure a liquid according to thickness - use thick and thin liquids (syrup,
juices, milk, pop, ketchup, lotion, joy, pea soup, and oil). Time how long
it takes to pour the liquid into another container using a spoon to pour
liquid (chart information)
14. Spill some water on wax paper in cookie cutters for shape and to show
movement (this will be done on the overhead projector)
15. Our next and last guest being interviewed is a gas from Saudia Arabia
16. Blow on a sheet of paper to prove that gas is all around us and that
it takes up space, but has no certain shape
17. Useing a three liter pop bottle, put a piece of paper towel into a cup
(styrofoam or paper), push the cup into the bottle of water, take out and
show that  the paper towel is still dry, the three liter pop bottle should
have three fourth amount of water in it
18. Blow up assorted size balloons to show gas fills the shape of an object
entered by it
19. Make jello and cut into the shape of the State of Illinois for discussion,
cover with cool whip and eat the state for a treat

Performance Assessment        Go on a scavenger hunt looking for several items: three solids, two liquids     and one gas.  Label each item. Tell what all three states of matter have in     common.     Make a chart with pictures including all three states of matter scattered     over the chart. Pupils will label solids with a large s, liquid with a large     l, and gas with a large g. ```