clear plastic container, water, masking tape, newspaper, and
1. Fill the clear plastic container half way
with water. Using a piece of masking tape, mark how high the water
fills the container.
2. In the observation journal,
record the properties of the water in the container, including form
of matter, shape, color, and texture.
3. Place the clear container
of water on top of the newspaper. Be careful not to spill any water.
Look straight down into the container from the top. Are the letters
bigger, smaller, or about the same size? Are clear or fuzzy? Record
4. Next, place the container
of water into the freezer. Again, be careful not to spill any water.
Allow the water to freeze COMPLETELY. Make a hypothesis about what
you think will happen to the level of water when it freezes. Record
5. When the water is frozen,
take it out of the freezer. In your observation journal, record the
properties of the frozen water, including form of matter, shape,
color, and texture.
6. Place the container of ice
on top of a newspaper. Look straight down into the container from
the top. Are the letters bigger or about the same size? Are they
clear or fuzzy? Record in journal.
7. Observe the level of ice in
the container. What happened to the level of ice? Record in journal
and explain what happened.
8. Set the container of ice
aside and let it COMPLETELY melt. Make a hypothesis about where the
level will be when the ice melts. Record in journal.
9. After the water has melted,
observe the level of water. Record in journal and explain what
10. Finally, put one
tablespoon of the water into a clear cup the window. Do not cover.
Mark the level of water with masking tape. Each day record the level
of water and explain what is happening. Is the form of the water
changing? If so, list the properties of this new form of matter,
including shape and color.