Science Theatre

What’s the 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 upper elementary
  • Science Theaters are aligned with the Tennessee, Georgia and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Science Theater programs last 45 minutes
  • The Science Theater seats 130 people
  • All groups must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or adult leader
Pricing Structure
  • $5 per student for groups of 30 or more
  • One adult for every 5 students receives free admission
  • Additional adults are $7.75 per person
  • Individual admissions not covered by the group check must pay full admission

To book a Science Theater, please call Sheila at (423) 648-6040 or Amber at (423) 648-6045. Please make reservations 2-3 weeks in advance. In the event you cancel a confirmed program within one week of the reservation, you will be invoices for half of the amount of your group's original reservation.