Thursday, January 24, 2013

Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Oh My!

One of my favorite units of the year is Solids, Liquids and Gases.  It is a blast to teach and see my ELL students talk like little scientists, using predict, observe, evaporate, etc... First we start off with a mystery box activity in which we need to use our descriptive words to guess what mystery objects are.  Then we read books and watch an awesome BrainPop video about SLG.  Finally, to close up our mini unit we do a a fun experiment with chocolate covered Oreos, YUM!  We turn solid chocolate chips into liquid, then dip the cookies, and wait for the temperature to cool down and turn back into a solid.  We even add sprinkles to talk about how some solids can be mixed with different materials.  Here is a picture of the final writing (one that wasn't covered in chocolate!)

You can Download these Free Solids, Liquids and Gases KWL Charts here.
You can download this entire unit with posters, SLG picture sort, mystery box activity, SLG KWL charts, Oobleck Experiment, Oreos Experiment, recording sheets, and much more!  Click Here


  1. Oh, I saw this project when searching for a unit. I've wishlisted in on TPT and will buy it when I kick this unit off next yea.

    - Deirdre aka Evil Math Wizard
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  2. Thanks Deirdre! This unit is so much fun! Email me at and I will send it to you!

  3. Your SLG unit looks great! & thank you for the freebie! I'm your newest follower :)

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