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Discovering States of Matter

A glass sits on a table in front of a blue background. The glass is filled with water and there are two solid pieces of ice near the bottom of the glass. Vapour is flowing from the top of the glass.

Program description

Everything around us is made of matter. Matter has shape-shifting abilities that allow it to take the form of liquids, solids, and gasses. Students will examine different states of matter, as well as the processes that allow matter to transition between these states.

This program is virtual via Zoom. We have implemented the following measures to ensure that our virtual programming is safe and secure:

  • Waiting room to prevent uninvited guests from joining the meeting
  • Controls in place to control if and when students can chat and share content
  • End-to-end encryption to ensure proper security
  • Recording of program is not permitted by any party

Curriculum links

This program will cover the following curriculum-related topics and themes across a range of grade levels. The content can be adapted, based on the needs of the group.

Matter States of Matter

Properties of Matter

Everything is made of matter. Matter is made up of tiny particles and can exist in different forms.

Conservation of matter

Matter can change form but not be created or destroyed.

Differences in States of Matter

Differences in appearance, feel and behaviour of solids, liquids and gases.

Particle Theory

Particles are always moving. Their speed determines the state of the matter.

Changes in State Buoyancy

Changes in States

Effect of temperature on states of matter. Processes of freezing, melting, evaporating and condensing.

Relative Density and Buoyancy

Effect of density on an object or liquid’s ability to float.

Teacher tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.


After you book your program, we will provide information about the program set up and any supplies you/your students will need to maximize your experience.



We request a maximum of 30 students or one classroom per session, in order maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.


Booking requests can be made through our Online Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:

Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org

Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 2 - Grade 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
60 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 2, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School