What's the Matter With Teaching Children About Matter?

Palmeri, Amy; Cole, Amanda; DeLisle, Sarah; Erickson, Stacey; Janes, Jennifer
December 2008
Science & Children;Dec2008, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p20
Academic Journal
Science Experiment
The article provides information on the exploration of elementary students' ideas on different types of matter. It cites that students should be presented with different objects to classify them according to types of matter. During the preassessment of the experiment, educators should determine how students define solid, liquid, and gas. The experiment aims to aid students to come up with the accurate definitions on the different types of matter. After the experiment, the students could already determine properties of materials, what happens when substances are mixed, and change of state.


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