Since were were looking at three states of water in nature I expanded to a deeper concept in response to a few of the student's questions about what made the steam rise, how did things go from solid ( ice) to liquid ( water ) and finally to gas ( steam). We learned several songs and expanded our vocabulary to include words like matter, mass, volume, molecules, chemical bonds etc. There are many very clever videos and songs we learned.
A few simple videos we watched were:
Solid Liquid Gas - They Might Be Giants
Oxygen & Chemical Bonds ( They loved this one)
Changing States of Matter
Sigh... Now they want to know how we can measure air..but moving on..
Here are many pictures about our week's activities culminating in a scoot around the room looking at real pictures and deciding which state it was trying to present. This was a high interest subject for these boys which surprised me.