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St Paul's CofE Primary School

In your light shall we see light

States of Matter

Solids, liquids and gases

  • What are the properties of these? Compare and group materials together.

Question which category sand, jelly and sponges should go in? Why are they difficult to categorise?

  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius .

We will use thermometers in class. Can you measure the temperature of your fridge and freezer at home? When you cook what happens when you heat different foods?

  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature?

How do you dry your washing at home? Why?