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Matter, matter, everywhere! Students' minds will be captivated as they explore different states of matter, and the ways these states can change. This program includes presenter lead hands-on activities as well as demos. We can present this program to traditional and hybrid classrooms. If looking for a digital option, please view our Matter Box at Home offering.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00

$25.00 of the $175.00 covers the cost of the shipping. If multiple programs are scheduled at the same shipping address with dates close together (for example during the same month). you will only be charged $175 for one program and $150 for the rest.
Please request program 4 weeks in advance.
Note: International shipping is a $30 fee. Please schedule eight weeks in advance for shipping outside of the U.S.


45 - 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
ZoomPlease contact us if you would like Skype, WebEx,

Booking Information

Program times are offered between 8:00 am EST and 5:00 pm EST time. Please contact if you wish for a earlier or later start time. Please request program(s) three weeks in advance to ensure shipment of materials. If shipping outside the continental US, please allow six weeks.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


1. Discuss the 3 states of matter
2. Explore Physical Change vs Chemical Change with a demo
2. Participants will explore 2 hands-on experiments that will focus on the 3 states of matter and chemical change
3. A follow up demo is present if time permits
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers


The three states of matter are solid, liquid and gas
Solids keep their own shape, liquids take the shape of their container, and gases expand to fill their container
Matter can change from one state to another, usually by changing temperature
Chemical reactions are special mixtures where the ingredients change into new substances

Standards Alignment

National Standards

K.PS.1, 1.PS.1, 3.PS.1, 3.PS.2, 4.PS.1, 4.PS.2, 6.PS.1, 6.PS.2

State Standards

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