by Will Walden, Jackling Elementary

The students learn about matter, the states of matter, matter composition, and ultimately chemical vs. physical changes in matter.

Introduction

The Confused Student

 


"Huh?  Changes of matter?  What is matter?  What does it matter?  Physical or chemical change?  What's that?"

--  A frustrated science student.

 

Maybe you can help!  This poor student is flustered in her science class.  The teacher started talking about the STUFF of matter.  Her teacher was asking questions like 'When popcorn pops, is that a physical or a chemical change?'

 She would really like your help.  She learns best from a neat, visual and complete presentation.   Can you show her what matter is and how to tell the difference between a physical and a chemical change?