States of matter


This module helps students develop the concepts of “substances” and “chemical reactions.” Students see that chemical reactions enable us to make new materials by transforming the ones we have. Students model the molecular structure of solids liquids and gases. Students use baking soda, calcium chloride and other common substances to discover that when certain substances combine, a chemical reaction takes place, and new substances are formed. Students measure the mass of substances before and after melting, dissolving, and a chemical change to investigate the question: Is mass conserved during physical and chemical changes?

States of matter – 1 Pack
States of matter – 25 - Class Pack
States of matter – 100 - School Pack
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Statutory requirement(s):
Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

Activities in the module:
CSPR32YS137-Molecular Arrangement
CSPR32YS138-Dissolving and Evaporation
CSPR32YS139-Compressibility of Matter
CSPR32YS140-Forming a Precipitate
CSPR32YS141-Chemical Reactions & Color Change
CSPR32YS142-Different Substances React Differently
CSPR32YS143-Exploring Baking Powder
CSPR32YS144-Conservation of Mass
CSPR32YS292-Mixture separation

English National Curriculum

Year 5




1 Pack, 25 – Class Pack, 100 – School Pack


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