This website is a great resource for all things Middle School science. It contains a collection of science lessons and activities that are appropriate and relate to middle school science and standards. There are various topics and unit materials that are accessible. For this purpose, the link contains an excellent triple Venn-diagram activity. The activity is centered around solid, liquid, and gasses and their characteristics. As always, the activity can be modified and differentiated for a classroom activity or individual activity as well as level of difficulty. I also think that the Venn diagram and clues used to fill out the graphic organizer could be used on a smartboard which can be engaging for students. All in all the graphic organizer provided from this activity can be extremely useful.
State of Matter- Venn Diagram Activtiy