I’m pretty proud of how the states of matter foldable I designed for my chemistry class turned out! We put this foldable in our chemistry interactive notebooks.
The outside of the foldable shows the states of matter in order of the amount of energy present. It also gives students a place to write the name to describe the shifts between different phases of matter.
The front of the states of matter foldable was inspired by this Wikipedia image.
On the inside, we took specific notes about four phases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. The class had to decide if the shape and volume of each state was definite or indefinite. Then, we drew a particle model for each state.
For the solid state, I tried drawing a cube made of particles. As you can see, my art skills are clearly lacking.
Free Download of States of Matter Foldable
States of Matter Foldable (PDF) (1367 downloads)
States of Matter Foldable (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (730 downloads)
Other Chemistry Foldables
- Branches of Chemistry Foldable
- Types of Chemical Research Foldable
- Chemical Symbol Foldable
- How to Read the Periodic Table Foldable
- Subatomic Particles Foldable
More Activities for Teaching Matter and Change
- Physical vs Chemical Changes Story
- Extensive vs Intensive Properties Color Coding Activity
- Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Color Coding Activity
- Physical Changes vs Chemical Changes Venn Diagram
- Film Canister Density Challenge
- Substances vs Mixtures Sorting Activity
- States of Matter Foldable
- Matter vs Not Matter Card Sort Activity
Wednesday 29th of January 2020
Thank you soooo very much for sharing these!!! I loop with my students so I was just looking for a quick review of the states from what we learned last year!!!
Saturday 9th of September 2017
Do you have pics of your other foldables for this unit?
Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)
Sunday 10th of September 2017
Working on getting them posted! I just posted my branches of chemistry foldable yesterday.