States of Matter - Chemistry Concoctions STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Explore the states of matter in a creative lab setting. Presentation allows students to differentiate between solids, liquids and gases. Students make polymer “Phlubber”. Experimentation culminates in the production of a particularly tasty crystallized concoction, illustrate the difference between a chemical and physical change. The materials for the project will be mailed to you based on the number of students indicated in your reservation. You will need warm water for the chemical change experiment. There is an optional additional experiment that can be done where the instructor can have the students make either ice cream or slushies. The liquid materials and ice for this experiment would not be included in the kit. All programs can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. An amended version of this program without the in-class experimentation is available for $150 per 30-45 minute session. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


1. The educator will engage the students in a discussion of the 3 states of matter.
2. The educator will use student knowledge and props to discuss molecule activity in each state.
3. Next, the educator will discuss the difference between a physical and chemical change.
4. The students will be led through an experiment to see a chemical change happen.
5. If selected, the students will then experiment with a physical change.
6. If time allows, we will take questions.


The student will be able to:
- identify if a substance is a solid, a liquid or a gas
- be able to identify the difference between a physical and chemical reaction
- understand that in order for an experiment to be successful, exact measurement is important

Standards Alignment

National Standards

PS1A 3-5 -- Sturcture and Properties of matter
PS1A 6-8 -- Sturcture and Propertiesof matter
PS1A K-2 -- Sturcture and Properties of matter
PS1B 3-5 -- Chemical reactions
PS1B 6-8 -- Chemical reactions
PS1B K-2 -- Chemical reactions

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
P-PS1-1 Ask questions and use observations to test the claim that different kinds of matter exist as either solid or liquid.
K-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to test the claim that different kinds of matter exist as either solid or liquid, depending on temperature.
2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-4 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
5-PS1-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
MS-PS1-1 Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-4 Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and phase (state) of a substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-PS1-6 Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy during a chemical and/or physical process.
MS-PS1-8 Plan and conduct an investigation to demonstrate that mixtures are combinations of substances.