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2nd Grade

Structure and Properties of Matter

Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter

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Properties of Matter

This interactive and engaging video helps students understand that matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. That is why mass and volume are the properties of matter.

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Solids, Liquids, Gases

You know water can be a solid, a liquid, or a gas. So can all kinds of other forms of matter. But how do they change states? Through this engaging online resource, students learn that all matter can exist in three forms: solid, liquid, or gas. Students can also sing karaoke and test their knowledge!


Properties of Materials

Learn about the properties of materials as you experiment with a variety of objects in this great science activity for kids. Discover the interesting characteristics of materials; are they flexible, waterproof, strong or transparent? Play around with the objects and see what interesting facts you observe.

States of Matter


States of Mater Activity

States of Matter is an educational activity for kids to learn about the different properties of matter. The lesson will introduce solids, liquids, and gases. Students will then be assessed through a sorting activity where they will classify different objects. It’s a solid activity!

What Are the Different States of Matter?

What’s the Matter is a fun game for young kids to test and build their knowledge about states of matter. With colorful graphics and exciting visuals, the game asks you about identification and properties of different states of matter. You have to identify the correct option and make the little turtle jump aboard. But you have to do it quick as the options are sinking fast. Happy Hopping!

Changing States of Matter

Changes In States of Matter is a fun game where the young kids can see how different substances change when they are heated or cooled. It is going to be an exciting game for kids. Play this game to explore and learn how changes in different states of matter occur.

Measuring Matter

Measuring Matter is a super exciting platform for young kids to learn about the various tools and units of measuring matter. With amazing imagery and exciting visuals, it ensures the kids are glued to the screens. For the given question, you have to identify the correct answer from the moving targets across the screen. Identify the right option and click on it to release the arrow. It tests both the concepts and the agility of the kids at the same time. Have fun!
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  • Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties. (2-PS1-1)
  • Different properties are suited to different purposes. (2-PS1-2),(2-PS1-3)
  • A great variety of objects can be built up from a small set of pieces. (2-PS1-3)
  • Heating or cooling a substance may cause changes that can be observed. Sometimes these changes are reversible, and sometimes they are not. (2-PS1-4)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”


Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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