Inquiry in Action

Science lessons about matter for K-5 students and teachers that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and help students see science and chemistry in everyday life.

Activities and animations investigate clouds, rain, evaporation, snow, wind, and why coats keep us warm in cold weather.

Activities and animations investigate properties of materials, why certain properties work for particular uses, and how heating and cooling affect matter.

Activities and animations explore the phenomena of dissolving, density, chemical reactions, and the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases.


Permission is granted in advance to photocopy lessons and activity sheets and to use animations and videos in the classroom, or for non-commercial teacher professional development workshops. No material from may be copied or incorporated into print or web-based media for commercial purposes without the written consent of the Education Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) or other copyright holders as indicated.

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