Matter Matters

What’s the matter? Solid, liquid, or gaseous? Shape up your knowledge with a mobile that really matters.

  • 1.

    Before you create a mobile with models of the three states of matter solids, liquids, and gases find out what each one is. Metal, rocks, and ice are solids. Raindrops, honey, and milk are liquids. Steam, hot air in a balloon, and compressed air in tires, are gases.

  • 2.

    Find examples. List things you know that are examples of the three states of matter: metal, rocks, and ice are solids; raindrops, honey, and milk are liquids; steam, hot air, and compressed air are gases.

  • 3.

    While your modeling material is still moist, push a paper clip about 2/3 of the way into the top of each piece and pinch the Model Magic® together around it. You'll use the paper clip to hang your objects from the mobile.

  • 4.

    With Crayola Scissors, cut a cardboard roll into one long and three short sections. Cut construction paper to cover the rolls. Attach it with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the rolls.

  • 5.

    Tie one end of the string around the paper clip and tie the other end of yarn or string to the cardboard roll. Vary the lengths of string to keep the models from bumping into each other.