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3rd Grade Science: Nature of Matter - Chapter Summary
Help your 3rd grader learn more about the nature of matter, states of matter and the physical properties of science. Using these lessons and quizzes with your student can help them improve their grades in class or reinforce what they're learning. Quizzes and chapter assessments can be used as test prep exercises or just to tell how well your student comprehends the lessons. If you or your student have additional questions, contact an instructor for help.
- Explain the properties of matter
- Differentiate between solids, gases and liquids
- Describe physical properties and give examples of physical change
- Outline how states of matter change
- Define mass and weight as they're used in science
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with science topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the nature of matter.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding science subjects
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the nature of matter
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the nature of matter
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover science topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the nature of matter.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands science by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Nature of Matter exam.
1. Properties of Matter Lesson for Kids
Look around you. Everything you can see, touch or feel is made of matter, and matter has different properties. In this lesson, you will learn about matter as well as its physical and chemical properties.
2. Solids, Liquids & Gases Lesson for Kids
You know that water, air, and metal are very different materials. What makes them so different? In this lesson, we will talk about solids, liquids, and gases and what makes all of the materials on Earth fall into one of these three types.
3. Physical Properties: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we will define the term 'physical properties' and list examples of physical properties. We will also learn how we use physical properties to describe substances and why scientists find physical properties so important.
4. Physical Change Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
What do making a paper airplane and painting a picture of your favorite animal have in common? They're both examples of physical change. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to define physical change and understand how to make these changes yourself.
5. Changing States of Matter Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn how heat affects states of matter. You'll learn about the three main processes of changing matter: freezing, melting, and boiling, as well as a few additional processes for changing states of matter.
6. What is Mass? - Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll learn about mass. We'll explore how mass and weight are not the same thing and why it is important to understand the difference between the two!
7. What is Weight in Science? - Lesson for Kids
When you step onto a scale, you find out how much you weigh. But what does weight really measure, and what makes it vary depending on the object? Read more to find out.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade Science course
- 3rd Grade Science: Scientific Investigation
- 3rd Grade Science: Forms & Sources of Energy
- 3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion
- 3rd Grade Science: Light & Sound
- 3rd Grade Science: Ecology, Pollution & Conservation
- 3rd Grade Science: Classification of Animals
- 3rd Grade Science: Life Cycles & Evolution
- 3rd Grade Science: The Human Body
- 3rd Grade Science: Earth's History & Surface Processes
- 3rd Grade Science: Astronomy
- 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration
- 3rd Grade Science: Weather & Climate