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Matter Science Theater

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Matter is everywhere and makes up everything. This theater-style demonstration captivates students as they explore the different states of matter and experience transformations right before their eyes.

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00


30 minutes

Target Audience

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

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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.

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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.
We send 30 safety glasses for this program. We reserve the right to cancel a program if there are extra students then expected or there are not enough safety glasses for the students in the classroom.

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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. Introduction to matter.
2. Demonstrations based on matter.
3. Time for questions.


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