To start our new Science topic ‘States of Matter’, the children were given pictures of various items and worked in groups to ‘sort’ the pictures.
I didn’t tell the children how they needed to be sorted as it gave them the opportunity to discuss and come up with their own sorting criteria.
The children worked well in their groups and the scientific conversations that I overheard were fantastic.
Afterwards, I introduced our topic and the children then had to re-sort their pictures.
We discussed the differences between the three states of matter and discussed the properties of each.