Matter Task Cards


Are you looking for a fun way to review matter in your classroom? Students will love reviewing with these 28 Matter Task Cards! Makes a great science center, scoot activity, or review game. Digital and PDF versions of the task cards are included.


Matter Task Cards

Are you looking for a fun way to review matter in your classroom? I’ve got the best low-prep review tool for you! Students will love reviewing with these Matter Task Cards!

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Topics covered:

  • The definition of matter
  • The three phases of matter and their characteristics
  • The effects of temperature on matter
  • Mixtures and solutions

These Matter Task Cards also come with 10 bonus task cards. These bonus task cards ask questions about the structure of an atom, elements, molecules, and compounds. These make a great extension activity or activity for advanced learners.

What’s Included?

  • 28 Task cards
  • Student response worksheet
  • 1 Google Form
  • Answer key
  • 10 Bonus task cards

This resource includes two sets of PDF Matter Task Cards. One set has a colorful background and the other set has an all-white background. The questions are the same on both sets of task cards.

What types of questions are asked?

Questions model what students will see on a test, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple select
  • Fill in the blank
  • Open-end questions

How can I use these task cards?

  • Scoot
  • Science centers
  • Review game
  • Early finishers
  • Daily review at the start of a science lesson

What standards are covered?

These Matter Task Cards closely align with most science standards related to teaching matter, including NGSS (5-PS1-1, 5, PS1-2, 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4). These task cards are also aligned with both the 2010 and 2018 Virginia science SOLs. It is aligned with science SOL 5.4 if using the 2010 standards and science SOL 5.7 if using the 2018 standards.

Is a digital version included?

This Matter Task Cards resource includes BOTH a digital version and a PDF version. The digital version can be accessed through Google Forms and allows students to easily self-check their work. You can also use the Google Forms task cards to track student progress.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Forms. You’ll then share that file with your students.

What are other buyers saying about this resource?

  • “This resource was a great way for my students to review our Matter unit. They loved this engaging activity.” (Megan M.)
  • “Very engaging and well planned. Thank you.” (Reagan M.)
  • “Good review! Kids enjoyed them!” (Shani D.)
  • “Another great resource from this seller. I can’t wait to use these as a review game/activity. Thank you!” (Kellie S.)
  • “I have bought many of your task cards and love them all.” (Nazira A.)

Want to save money?

These Matter Task Cards are included in my 5th Grade Science Bundle for a discounted price!

Don’t Miss Out!

These Matter Task Cards are the perfect review tool! In addition, they are low-prep and easy to use throughout the year. Your students will love reviewing what they have learned or preparing for end of the year testing with these task cards!



Other Information:

I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating so that they can easily be reused from year to year, although this is not necessary. These task cards also print and are easy to read in grayscale.

Check about my blog post all about task cards for games and activities you can play with these task cards!

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