Science is one of my favorite subjects to teach little learners! It’s not always easy to fit it into an already busy school day, but without a doubt it’s a great way to help engage students with hands on learning. I want to share with you some of my go-to matter books for little learners so you can stock your classroom library with helpful reading materials for kids!
12 Matter Books for Little Learners
Change It: Solids, Liquids, Gases, and You by Adrienne Mason
Studying the states of matter is so fun and easy with little learners. Grab water and watch as it changes from a solid to a liquid then to a gas before you eyes!
Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Ginger Garrett
This book is the perfect, non-fiction book to share with your kindergarten class. Solids, Liquids, and Gases is easy enough to leave on your book shelves for students to read during their quiet time too!
What is the World Made of? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Give your students the vocabulary they need to have a well rounded knowledge of the states of matter. There are great examples in this book of everyday items and the state of matter the item is in.
What is a Liquid? by Jennifer Boothroyd
Liquid is only one state of matter, but this is a super helpful book to isolate one topic for little learners. I really love the examples in this book and it’s easy to bring in your own liquid examples to share with your students.
What’s the Matter with Mr. Whiskers Room?
Is there anything better than hands-on science? Not in Mr. Whiskers’ room! Follow along with this fun class as they explore the definition of matter in an elementary classroom setting.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Carol K. Lindeen
Use this book for an introduction to your matter unit. The test is easy enough for little learners and a great way to help give a base knowledge to your youngest students.
What is Matter? by Don L. Curry
The pictures in this book are vivid and a great way to demonstrate the different types of matter in our world. I would add this book to your reading list as students work through their matter experiments.
What is a Solid? by Jennifer Boothroyd
Just like the What is Liquid? book suggested above, this book allows you to isolate on type of matter as a discussion topic with your students. Allow your students to review and enjoy learning more about solid matter.
Matter Comes in all Shapes by Amy Hansen
I’m a big fan of bringing science to real life. This book gives real life examples of the different states of matter to make it easy for students to connect their science lessons to their everyday life!
Matter: See It, Touch It, Smell It, Taste It by Darlene R. Stille
This is another detailed book to help little learners get a well rounded view of the different types of matter. I also like that there is an experiment listed in this book!
Joe Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gas by Eric Braun
Silly books are sometimes the best to capture the attention of your little learners! Ask your students to help Joe-Joe the wizard with his experiment as he reviews the different states of matter with your students.
What is a Gas? by Jennifer Boothroyd
This is a fun book to read with little learners. Gases come in all different types so be ready for the discussion there! I like that you can use this book to focus on just the matter state of gas like we have already discussed with liquid and solids.
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