Discover what matter is and what it isn't. Our resource breaks down the physical and chemical properties of matter to make it more accessible to students. Start off by identifying matter as atoms, particles and molecules. Then, explore the three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Determine whether something is transparent, opaque or translucent. List three physical changes and three chemical changes that could happen in the kitchen. Conduct an experiment to see chemical change in action. Describe the steps necessary when separating a mixture. Experiment with photosynthesis, an important chemical change. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy and STEAM initiatives, additional hands-on experiments, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.