Forms of Water

Following this activity, students will be able to clearly distinguish between the forms of water. Students will also be able to understand key characteristics of each form.

Using the images below, students will sort vocabulary words associated with the forms of water into alignment with the proper form of water. For example, ice is freezing, hard, and occurs regularly below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Water is liquid and occurs between 32 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, steam/water vapor is hot, gaseous, and occurs regularly above 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Guiding Questions:

  1. Which picture displays which form of water?
  2. What are three characteristics of the form of water?
  3. List two places you may find this form of water.

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Ice and Glaciers,  Cup of waterBoiling Water.

Featured Image: NASA / Flickr – Text added at bottom of image.

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