We’ve been covering the states of matter, atoms and molecules in chemistry. I wanted review some of the information we’ve covered and made some basic worksheets for the kids. First, we went over the three states of matter and looked closely again at the parts of an atom.
Molecule Movement Experiment: Then we did a simple experiment with water to show that water molecules can move at different rates. We took a glass of very chilled, cold water; a glass of hot (near boiling water); and a glass that had frozen ice. We placed one drop of dye in each glass and observed:
Below is a picture of the review worksheet I made for the kids.
You can download the Chemistry Review Worksheets – States of Matter, Atoms and Molecules here.
For some reason the images of the text boxes faded away in the screen shots, though it looks just fine in the file. This gives you an idea of what we covered in our review. I also included all the answers, but didn’t take screenshots of those.
Visit our States of Matter Activities at this post
We are using Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry pre-Level I (affiliate link) as our spine. LD will probably move to Level I Chemistry (affiliate link) soon. I love the cute drawings. This book explains chemistry in a way DD can really understand!
You may be interested in how we covered this topic when we came back around to it (as the kids got older):
- States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas Learning Activities - this post has a ton of fun hands-on activities! I also shared a link to some free Montessori sorting cards I found there.
- Chemistry Experiments for Kids (Grade 2) – Matter is neither created nor destroyed, Acids and Bases Experiment
- Chemistry Experiments for Kids (Grade 2) – Mixtures, Chromatography, DNA Kit
- Oil and Water Fireworks Activity
- Molecules to the Max Chemistry DVD - IMAX movie now available on DVD
You might also be interested in these posts from our chemistry unit: