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Matter Matters

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade focused, available for all 

SC 2014 Academic Standards for Science: 2.S.1, 2.P.3; 3.S.1, 3.P.2; 5.S.1, 5.P.2 

SC College- and Career-Ready Science Standards 2021: 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-3, 2-PS1-4; 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-2, 5-PS1-4 

Next Generation Science Standards: 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-3, 2-PS1-4; 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4 

Style: Auditorium 

Maximum Capacity: 80 participants (15 minimum) 

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays

Times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. 

What makes matter break, bond, bubble, or BOOM?! Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the physical properties of matter in this explosive presentation. We will discuss the properties of each major state of matter, the reactions that can make them change, and what happens to the atoms in each one. Students will also be challenged to consider the differences between chemical and physical reactions and learn about a “super cool” phenomenon called sublimation.