States of Matter
What effect does temperature have on different materials?
- First compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.
- Investigate how different foods change state.
What happens to an ice cube as it begins to warm up?
What happens to chocolate if you put it in a heat conductive container in cold, warm and hot water?
- explore the effect of temperature on other substances such as butter or cream (you could make food such as chocolate crispy cakes and ice-cream for a party)
- You could observe and record evaporation over a period of time, for example, a puddle in the playground or washing on a line, and investigate the effect of temperature on washing drying or snowmen melting
You can present your findings in the form of a power-point presentation, notes with pictures and diagrams, a verbal presentation or any other way you can think of!