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    Year 4 States of matter: Exploring changes of state

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    In this lesson, pupils experiment with changing between states of matter, doing an experiment to determine the relationship between temperature and rate of evaporation and finding the melting point of chocolate. Pupils are introduced properly to the concept of temperature and use a thermometer in an experiment. This lesson may be preceded by States of matter: Solids, liquids and gases.

    Pupils will learn:

    • About the relationship between rate of evaporation and temperature.
    • To measure the temperature at which materials change state.

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