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    Year 4 States of matter: Solids, liquids and gases


    The unit 'States of matter' introduces pupils to phase transitions. Using water, pupils learn about melting, boiling/evaporation, condensation and freezing. Pupils may also make and experiment with oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid with solid and liquid properties. This lesson may be followed by States of matter: Exploring changes of state.

    Pupils will learn:

    • To compare and group materials according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
    • That some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

    Solids, liquids and gases (lesson plan).pdf

    Solids, liquids and gases (worksheet).pdf

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