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:

1) identify parts of an atom
2) compare the properties of different states of matter
3) identify the changes in states of matter
4) understand the effect of temperature change on states of matter
5) explore the difference between physical and chemical changes
6) hypothesize the outcome of experiments.

Presentation Information
  • Designed for students in lower and upper elementary
  • STEAM Tours are aligned with the Tennessee, Georgia and Next Generation Science Standards
  • STEAM Tours include a 30-minute demonstration, a 30-minute lab experience and 1-hour in our newly renovated science and art exhibits
  • The Science Theater seats 100 people
  • All groups must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or adult leader
Pricing Structure
  • $6.50 per student for groups of 30 or more
  • No additional adults can be accommodated

To book a STEAM Tour, please call Sheila at (423) 648-6040 or Abigail at (423) 648-6045. Please make reservations 2-3 weeks in advance.

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

  • Creative Discovery Museum logo cup
  • Creative Discovery Museum pencil
  • Tower Postcard
  • Multi-cultural Notepad
  • Neon Icy Ball
  • Creative Discovery Museum logo cup
  • Tower Postcard
  • Dino Plush

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. Or you can download a copy of the order form and submit your order via fax at (423) 267-9344.