States of Matter Solids Liquids Gases Reading Passages Worksheets


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This 45 minute activity is NO PREP and engaging! Students read, do an interactive worksheet, and watch a video with guided notes. If you are teaching the NGSS standard PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter this resource is perfect for you! This resource can be implemented in Google Classroom or printed for hard copies! This resource can be used as an introduction to Matter, scaffold, review or sub plan. This resource is great for in class one to one computer activity, distance learning, sub plan and/or homework!

Students first read about the differences between solids, liquids and gases and how energy effects states of matter.

Students watch a 3:31 minute video with guided questions.

Students click and drag answers and do fill in the blanks on an interactive worksheet

The resource has the following concepts:

Particles in a solid

Particles in a liquid

Particles in a gas





States of Matter

Amorphous Solids

Crystalline Solids




Boiling Freezing

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Google Ready NGSS PS1.A Structure & Properties of Matter Bundle

You get the following:

-Close Reading

-Link to video with guided notes

-Interactive worksheet


NGSS Standards:

Performance Expectations

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. MS-PS1-4

Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI): PS1.A:  Structure and Properties of Matter

· PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

· Substances are made from different types of atoms, which combine with one another in various ways. Atoms form molecules that range in size from two to thousands of atoms.

· Each pure substance has characteristic physical and chemical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.

· Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.

· In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

· Solids may be formed from molecules, or they may be extended structures with repeating subunits (e.g., crystals).

· The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using these models of matter.

CCC’s: Patterns

Observed patterns of forms and events guide organization and classification, and they prompt questions about relationships and the factors that influence them.

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