Changes In Matter
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Sheila McKinnon Sherman School
1000 W. 52nd Street
Chicago IL. 60607
Team Members: Sheila McKinnon, Sandra Broomes and Angela Scott
The main objective of the Mini-teach is to show primary & intermediate students
the three states of matter.
One cube of ice
Table top for each team
Give each team an ice cube. Have the students use what ever they can to melt
the ice cube, timing from when they receive it. When finished, be able to
determine the states of matter by reporting what had happened and how they
melted their cube. Then students must hypothesize what happens to the water
after they wipe it off the table.
3 points--Understand the three states of matter. Can tell you that the water
left by the sponge went into the air as water vapor. Was able to verbalize and
write the process.
2 points--Understood the three states of matter. Was able to verbalize only
the solid and liquid.
1 point--Understood the three states of matter. Was unable to verbalize any of
0 points--Did not understand the three states of matter.