States of Matter


Hello boys and girls!! Welcome to LC learning forum created by Latoya Campbell. This website was created to help grade 4 students to understand the states of matter.

Did you know that there are three states of matter?

Stay tune boys and girls, THERE IS A LOT TO LEARN.


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Your tasks for this lesson are the following:

  • Learn about the different types matter.
  • Learn how the particles are arranged in the following states of matter solid, liquid and gas.

Have fun!!!

Process Hey guys!! Before we dive in the lesson, we are going to watch an informative video about the three states of matter.


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    •  Click the link to complete a quiz to test your knowledge on what you know about the states of matter.
    • The goal of the quiz is to see if students can find the differences for the states of matter.
    • Make sure you take the necessary notes
    • Once the quiz have been completed we can move on to the next step which is the conclusion.




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    Now that you have finished the lesson you should feel a sense of accomplishment!!! Great job!! Here is a review of what you have learned....

    What Is a State of Matter?

    The word "matter" refers to everything in the universe that has mass and takes up space. All matter is made up of atoms of elements. Sometimes, atoms bond together closely, while at other times they are scattered widely.

    There are three basic states of matter; these include solid, liquid and gas.


    A solid has a definite shape and volume because the molecules that make up the solid are packed closely together and move slowly. Solids are often crystalline; examples of crystalline solids include table salt, sugar, diamonds, and many other minerals. Solids are sometimes formed when liquids or gases are cooled; ice is an example of a cooled liquid which has become solid. Other examples of solids include wood, metal, and rock at room temperature.


    A liquid has a definite volume but takes the shape of its container. Examples of liquids include water and oil. Gases may liquefy when they cool, as is the case with water vapor. This occurs as the molecules in the gas slow down and loses energy. Solids may liquefy when they heat up; molten lava is an example of solid rock which has liquefied as a result of intense heat.


    A gas has neither a definite volume nor a definite shape. Some gases can be seen and felt, while others are intangible for human beings. Examples of gases are air, oxygen, and helium. Earth's atmosphere is made up of gases including nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide.

    Link to Podcast:


    Bandas, K. (2019, March 2). Science for Kids: What Are the 3 States of Matter? Retrieved from

    Helmenstine, A. M. (2019, June 5). What Are the States of Matter? Retrieved November 11, 2019, from

    States of Matter. (n.d.). Retrieved November 11, 2019, from


    Teacher Page

    Grade: 4

     Subject: Science


      1. Cognitive Objective- The student will be able to build on prior knowledge about the three basic states of matter.
      2. Affective Objective- The student will be able to share their feelings about the three basic states of matter by writing a descriptive essay
      3. Psychomotor Objective- The student will be able to do an experiment on the states of matters concluding the lesson.

    The following are the lesson objectives used to create this webquest:

    1. Explain briefly what the three basic states of matter are

    2. State the differences among the three states of matter

    3. Draw diagrams to show how the particles are arranged in the states of matter