Solids, Liquids and Gases

Duration: ½ WEEK / ¾ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 15 and 52

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • Describe in writing solids, liquids and gases in terms of the arrangement of their particles;
  • Illustrate (draw) how particles are arranged in a solid, liquid and gas;
  • Explain what is needed to make matter change from one state to another and back again.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer / Tablet
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz


  • Incense stick, container and matches
  • Variety of empty containers, including –
    • cool drink bottle
    • balloon
    • glass jar
    • cup
    • tea pot