The past two weeks the students have been learning about matter in science. We have discussed how matter comes in three different states: solid, liquid, and gas. We have completed thinking maps, word sorts, and even some cool experiments in science lab. To demonstrate how the molecules are arranged in each state of matter, Mrs. Nichelson turned our very own classmates into a solid, liquid, and gas.. No, she's not Elsa and didn't freeze them. Using balloons and trash bags she was able to give the students a hands-on (and comical) approach to learning about matter. Notice that the solid has lots of tightly packed molecules, the liquid molecules are more sparse and have more room to move about, and gas has very few molecule and plenty of space to move about. The students then illustrated what they learned in their interactive science notebook.