Solids, Liquids and Gases: Fun With Froot Loops

Build up excitement for physical science in second grade with this Froot Loop solids, liquids and gases activity. Here is a matter lesson on gases, liquids and solids using cereal to represent atoms.

Help students better understand the states of matter with this read aloud, gross motor activity and model activity.

Round it all off with a video to reinforce what the makeup of atoms look like in solids, liquids and gases.

Solids, Liquids and Gases: Fun With Froot Loops - Teach Junkie
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Froot Loop Solids, Liquids and Gases

When introducing the concept of states of matter, begin with a read aloud. Choose a read aloud, like What is the World Made Of? to help begin the discussion on how atoms move in the three different states. Reinforce the concept by having students act out the arrangement and activity level of atoms with their bodies.

Then use Froot Loops to create models of solids, liquids and gases in ziploc bags or glued onto index cards.

Wrap up the activity with a video song and have students hold up their correct model card as they listen to the different states of matter mentioned.


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