There are quite a few activities that can help teach children about density, but nothing as simple as this printable density activity. This fun Cookie Jar solid liquid gas worksheet will help children understand the difference between that states of matter Solid, Liquid and Gas in just one afternoon. This states of matter worksheet is perfect for elementary age students in grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4.
Solid Liquid Gas Worksheet
This fun density activity is a great way to introduce first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders to the concept of density from the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. This solid liquid gas worksheet uses a fun cookie jar example to help children understand this concept. There is a states of matter worksheet for each of the states. In addition, there is a solids liquids and gases worksheet that gives students an overview of the concept. This states of matter activity is such a handy resource and free printabel science worksheet for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers alike!
States of Matter Worksheet
All you need for this fun science activity:
- states of matter printables (print below)
- small cookies – real, pretend food, or drawn in wit markers
Solids Liquids and Gases Worksheet
Water is the perfect example of matter that can change density. We know that water that is frozen is ice, water in its natural state is water and hot it becomes steam.
- Liquids do not hold a definite shape, there is not a definite volume and the particles that make up liquid move freely amongst each other but are still attracted to one another.
- Gas does not have a definite shape or volume, the particles that make up gas can move in random paths and do not attract to one another. Gas is also highly compressible.
- The last state of matter is solid. Solid have a definite shape and volume. The particles that make up a solid vibrate around fixed axes.
This printable activity is helpful for showing the various particles for each type of matter.
Each page is a jar with a lid. There are three pages that can be used to represent each of the states of matter: gas, liquid and solid. The jars are technically cookie jars, so we used cookies to show how the states of matter are.
States of Matter Activity
The gas has the least amount of cookies, the liquid has slightly more and the solid is filled. We used mini cookies, but you could use cereal, playdough or beads.
Kids will easily understand how this process works when they are able to make individual jars for each representation.
Solid liquid Gas examples for kids
Explore states of matter further with these fun projects:
- Cookie Jar Solid Liquid Gas Worksheet – States of Matter Activity
- Pop Rock States of Matter Experiment (liquid to gas)
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- Bowl of Ice Cream left out (solid to liquid)
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Three States of Matter Worksheet
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