Experiments, investigation, compare, states of matter, properties of objects

Physical Science – Basics of Matter

In this four week lesson series learners will be introduced to the basic properties of matter. This will include concepts such as states of matter, building blocks and physical and chemical changes.

Physical Science – Basics of Matter


Lessons will include investigation and demonstrations to spark the scientific inquiry and observations of learners.

Lesson 1 - Solids, liquids and gases
Lesson 2 - Building blocks of Matter
Lesson 3 - Changing Matter
Lesson 4 - Sea Ice and life in frozen worlds

Learning Goal
  • Learners should be able to compare and contrast states of Matter
  • Students will learn that atoms are tiny particles that can only be viewed through special microscopes.
  • Students are introduced to the periodic table of the elements.
  • Learners will analyze the difference between a physical and chemical change.
  • Learners make predictions, observations, and conclusions.
  • The aim of this lessons is to introduce learners to how sea ice forms, the amazing ice bergs and glaciers that form in the Arctic and Antarctic.
  • This lesson is aimed at sparking learners’ curiosity
Language Conducted
  • English
  • English should be fair-good
  • Access to material for experiments
Home Work
  • Learners will use these books throughout the lessons (these will be provided): Textbook SG3 Chapter 06, Interactive Text and Lab book
External Resources
  • Three States experiment: MATERIALS: -3x small sandwich bags - 1x small rock -water -food blue Colouring -plastic container
  • Classifying objects: MATERIALS: -Toothbrush -key -ball -comb -pen -pencil
  • Ice Fishing: MATERIALS: -small paper cup or bowl -glass of water -string (kite string or yarn) -Salt -Small stick
Time Commitment
  • 4x lessons (50 mins each)
  • Students should be able to explain phase changes in terms of heat added and taken away
  • Students participate in an activity that teaches them how to classify objects and describe properties
  • Students will learn how to write a paragraph on the Building blocks of Matter using scientific language.
  • Students summarize what physical and chemical changes are
Supply list
  • Learners will use these books throughout the lessons (these will be provided): Textbook SG3 Chapter 06, Interactive Text and Lab book

Class Schedule

Once a week

4-Time Course
50 minutes
Class Duration
3 Kids
Class Size
Ages 9-15
Age Range
USD 84.15 Total
Price Per Learner (USD)

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Hi there!
I am currently a maths boffin, experiment craving and nature-loving teacher. I have many passions and some of them, creative. I have worked in different careers because I enjoy meeting all kinds of people and learning new things. I have gained experience as a fine dining waiter as well as a commercial diver. I have a degree in Marine Biology and Ocean and Atmospheric science!

In 2017, I went on two research trips out in the open Ocean, one in the South Atlantic and the other in the Southern Ocean – yes, I have been to Antarctica, it is magnificent!
Now I run my own online tutoring business, where I can help mentor and shape students’ minds to understand and enjoy maths. One thing I love about my lessons is that I can make them funny by using humour and jokes in the lessons, this is always helps to make maths and science fun!

When I am not tutoring, you will find me in the ocean, either surfing, diving or on the beach watching the sunset. Other hobbies of mine include playing guitar at church and cooking, but mostly just eating :P

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