Classification of Materials in Materials and Things – Class 6 Science Experiment

Chapter Name:  Materials and Things

Activity Name: Classification of Materials in  Materials and Things

Activity Description:

The experiment involves thinking of different solids, liquids, and gases around you and grouping them in a table. You will discuss with your friends and find out who has the longest list.

Then, you will focus on one group, such as liquids, and list their properties. Finally, you will write down all possible properties of solids, liquids, and gases in your notebook and discuss them with your friends and teachers.

Required Items:

  1. Notebook
  2. Pen or pencil

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Start by thinking about the different solids, liquids, and gases around you.
  2. Group them in a table with three columns: Solids, Liquids, and Gases.
  3. Write down the names of the materials under the corresponding category. For example: Solids: Stone Liquids: Milk Gases: Smoke

Experiment Observations:

  1. Observe the different materials around you and list them under the appropriate category.
  2. Discuss with your friends and find out who has the longest list.

Note down your observations in below table format


  • Ensure safety while conducting the experiment. Do not handle dangerous substances or materials without adult supervision.
  • Be careful with hot liquids or substances that may cause harm.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

  • Materials can be classified into three main states: solids, liquids, and gases.
  • Solids have a fixed shape and volume.
  • Liquids take the shape of the container they are put into but have a fixed volume.
  • Gases have neither a fixed shape nor volume and fill the entire space available.

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