I wanted to share some resources and ideas I use when I teach about States of Matter and the Water Cycle!
One of the first things I do is read the book, What's the MATTER in Mr. Whiskers' Room? It's such a cute book, and the perfect way to introduce states of matter to your students! It takes you through a day of incredible science exploration in Mr. Whiskers' classroom. He uses hands-on learning stations to teach his students about matter. The book exposes students to important vocabulary and concepts. Many of the learning stations you could even replicate with your own class!
Another activity that is great to kick off or review your states of matter study is a hunt around the school searching for solids, liquids, and gases! It's an easy way to reinforce that matter really is everywhere- you can also tie in water cycle vocabulary like condensation and water vapor as you are searching the school with your students.