Make It Matter Lab
|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.
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.
Lessons marked with an orange gear icon address engineering within the Next Generation Science Standards.
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
Investigate and analyze the properties of a set of materials to determine which materials are best suited for given tasks.
Lesson: 45 mins
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.
Reboot Reality: Animaker
Use building blocks to create animals demonstrating the power to rearrange small pieces to create a new whole object. Using the powers of observations students can build, test, and explore different iterations of animals.