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SPECTACULAR SUBSTANCES

Suitable for Grades 2-5

What happens to an object when you add energy to it? Can you change a solid into a gas? What is the science behind diapers? Join us LIVE from inside the Explore Science Zone as we explore the science behind the states of matter and physical and chemical changes. Our Science Communicator will present you with the grossest, slimiest, most explosive experiments all about the states of matter. Then, go on a journey into the Science Gallery to visit your favorite exhibits and explore more of the solids, liquids and gasses all around us.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Matter can exist in different states (solid, liquid, or gas), each state having specific properties. Matter can change from one state to another (e.g., by melting, freezing, boiling) by heating or cooling.
  • Different types of solids, liquids, and gases can be described and classified by their observable properties and interactions with other solids, liquids, and gases (e.g., absorption of water, floatability, ability to dissolve), which can determine their uses.
  • Matter is defined as anything that takes up space and has mass; it can exist in three states (solid, liquid, and gas), each having specific properties.
  • Chemical reactions involve substances reacting to form new substances, while physical reactions do not involve the formation of a new substance; both types of reactions can be reversible or nonreversible.
  • Substances have different properties and behave in different ways, which can allow them to be distinguished from one another and can determine their uses as well as their potential effects on society and the environment.

Email [email protected] or call 204-988-0626 for more information and to discuss options for your class, group, or family.

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