Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Investigating Matter

Today in science we began learning about matter by observing physical properties of objects and classifying matter as a solid, liquid, or a gas based on our observations. Each team had the following items each in its own bag: a red rubber ball, corn syrup, water, ice, and air. Each person in the team was responsible for measuring the mass of one of the items, and then everyone in the team passed around the objects and made observations using four of their five senses. (Can you guess which sense we did not use?) After making and discussing the observations, we classified the objects into one of the states of matter: solid, liquid, or a gas.

Check out our pictures of us measuring matter, observing properties of matter, and recording our data and observations in our science notebook:

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