Teach students about matter. Define matter and explain that it can be found in three states. Then, explain how matter can change in shape and form. Provide examples as seen in the diagrams. Afterwards, students can engage in the following activities:
First, students will participate in an interactive whiteboard activity where they can rearrange the paint splats from one easel onto another to show that the same matter can be rearranged in a different way. Next, all students in the class will be able to take apart and rearrange their own set of connecting cubes into a different way. A printable worksheet is provided for this activity so students can jot down their creations. Afterwards, students can reflect, through discussion, their experiences and what they notice. Then, students can play a timed, interactive whiteboard game where the class creates prompts and grading criteria for the players. Finally, students can engage in the spinner activity where students use their connecting cubes to satisfy the prompts provided by the spinner.