Science Theatre

States of Matter

What’s the matter? Everything! Students learn that everything around them is made of atoms and that atoms combine to create molecules. Molecules are continually expanding and contracting, changing states of matter and reacting with other molecules to form new substances. The properties of solids, liquids, gases and plasma are compared and contrasted as students participate in experiments in which solids become liquids, liquids become gases, gases become solids and solids become gases. In addition, they learn to identify physical changes in the states of matter and chemical reactions between different substances. During the presentation, students will:

Presentation Information
  • Designed for students in grades 2-5
  • STEM Tours support academic standards
  • STEM Tours include a 30-minute demonstration, a 30-minute lab experience and 1-hour in our newly renovated science exhibits
  • The Science Theater seats 100 people
  • All groups must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or adult leader
Pricing Structure
  • $8 per student for groups of 30 or more
  • No additional adults can be accommodated

To book a STEM Tour, please contact the Reservations Department at (423) 648-6040 or (423) 648-6045. Please make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance.

Creative Discovery Museum's Shop is excited to offer groups a choice of two special keepsake bundles!

  • 1 CDM logo cup
  • 1 CDM small sticker
  • 1 CDM pencil OR 1 3D T-Rex Postcard
  • 1 CDM bag of magnet stones
  • 1 CDM logo cup
  • 1 CDM pencil OR 1 3D T-Rex Postcard

All items are subject to change according to availability.              

Please order your bundles at least five days in advance of your tour. Keepsake bundles must be paid for prior to your tour.

To order: Call the Museum shop at (423) 756-2738, ext. 276.