Properties of Matter Children's Book

Introduction

You will be creating a children's booklet to share with the students your knowledge of Properties of Matter.  Be sure to write your information in a manner that younger students can understand.  Don't forget to add colorful illustrations to help support your information!  Good luck!  

Task

Congratulations!  You have been hired by Markus Publishing Company to create a new and exciting children's book about the Properties of Matter!   

In order to get your first pay check, you will be responsible for writing a children's book about the following information.  Each page will need to answer the following questions in detail so that younger boys and girls can understand everything they need to know about the properties of matter and the different phases.  

Once you have completed your book, you will turn it in the Editor in Chief, Mrs. Markus.  She will review your book and decide whether or not your book will make it to print.  Remember, if your book doesn't make the cut, you don't make the dough!  So be sure to take your time, add only the important information, and make your book in a manner that is appealing to young scientists!    

Process

1.  Cover Page

Be sure to create a cover page with a title of the author (you)!  Remember, "It's the package that will sell."  So include lots of great graphics that will set your book apart from others!

2.  Table of Contents

This should be the page behind the title page.  You will not be able to fill out a table of contents until your book is complete, however, don't forget to label this page and leave it for later use.

3.  Vocabulary Page

Create a vocabulary page with the definitions of any and all important words used throughout your book.  You must use the following terms: matter, mass, volume, density, mixture, solution, physical change, and  chemical change.  Any extra vocabulary words that you find useful should be added.  

4.  Explain what matter is.  Be sure to include examples and non-examples to make it more clear to the children.  

5. What are the 3 phases of matter?  

6. What is a Physical Change vs. a Chemical Change?

Below are some website that may help you generate more information to add to your book.  I am looking forward to reading your draft!

States of Matter 

http://idahoptv.org/sciencetrek/topics/matter/facts.cfm

Particles of Your World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npv74D2MO6Q

What is Matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=183&v=ELchwUIlWa8&disable_polymer=true

Water: Solid, Liquid, Gas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CTuj78RbY