What’s the “Matter” with the Weather!!!?

The States of Matter is a 3rd Grade Science Standard of Learning. At this point the students have learned about it and they have also learned about various types of weather and how the states of matter relate to the water cycle. They have an understanding of examples of each state of matter, as it is found in nature and are ready to implement what they are learning into a design project to help them integrate and retain the information that they have learned. This is also an assessment to show me, the teacher, the knowledge they have retained about the three states of matter, weather and the water cycle and how all of this is related.