Make It Matter Lab

Make It Matter Science Lab

Grades: 2
Duration: 60 minutes

Available Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

*Start and end times may be flexible. Please speak to the Group Reservations specialist when booking.

Concepts/Skills: Atoms and molecules, phase changes, properties of matter, energy and matter


Play with the building blocks of the universe: matter! Students explore and experiment with the properties of matter using everyday chemicals and compounds.

Lab Guide

Design a robust learning experience by selecting resources from this guide that fit the needs of your students. Reinforce learning before, after and even during your visit by diving deeper into some of the science and engineering concepts.

Lab-Related Activities

Lessons marked with an orange gear icon address engineering within the Next Generation Science Standards.

Molecule Madness

Grade 2

Students will use their own bodies to experience and demonstrate how molecules are arranged and move within the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.

Lesson: 20 mins

Property Investigators

Grade 2

Investigate and analyze the properties of a set of materials to determine which materials are best suited for given tasks. 

Lesson: 45 mins

Vocabulary Choice Board

Grades K-12

Vocabulary activities to pair with one of our labs or other STEM activities.

Lesson: 20-30 min

Make It Matter Lab

Exhibit Connections

Make connections between learning from the lab and the exhibits and programs found in The Tech Interactive’s galleries. For more exhibit connections, see the Lab Guide above.