The Magic of Matter

by  Roper Mountain Science Center

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We invite you to watch a new magic show come to life as our scientists explore the magic of matter. Students will join in the show as our scientists look for new ways to explore how the addition and removal of heat energy affects the states of matter.

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By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $100.00

The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $100 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

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40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented

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We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

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Roper Mountain Science Center

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Jasmine Poor

Program Details


We begin by reviewing that all solids, liquids, and gasses all take up space and have mass. The students are introduced to the Matter Dance of the particles within solids, liquids, and gasses. Professors Roper and Mountain share an experiment to show that all matter, even, gas has mass and takes up space. Next, the professors share an experiment with liquid nitrogen and the students analyze what is happening to the matter within the balloon. Finally, students are asked to help come up with an experiment for the professors to do and make a hypothesis about what will happen.


By the end of the program, the students will know the different states of matter and how heat can affect them.
They will explore the processes of matter changing states due to losing or gaining heat (thermal) energy. They will understand that gas is matter because it takes up space and has mass.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Gen Science Standards:
Next Gen: 2 PS1-1,4

State Standards

South Carolina Department of Education Science Standards
3.P.2A.1 Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to describe and compare the physical properties of matter (including length, mass, temperature, and volume of liquids).

3.P.2A.2 Construct explanations using observations and measurements to describe how matter can be classified as a solid, liquid or gas.

3.P.2A.3 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to determine how changes in heat (increase or decrease) change matter from one state to another (including melting, freezing, condensing, boiling, and evaporating).

3.P.2A.4 Obtain and communicate information to compare how different processes (including burning, friction, and electricity) serve as sources of heat energy.