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Changes in State

Changes in State

Author: Jason Fritz

•How is temperature related to particle motion?

•How are temperature and thermal energy different?

•What happens to thermal energy when matter changes from one state to another?

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Ch. 8 Lesson 2 Changes in State

Chapter 8 Lesson 2: Changes in State (Cornell Notes Template)

Watch the flipped video and document the important vocabulary. If you have any questions from the lesson write them down and lets discuss during our next class period.


Phase Change Flow Chart

Draw this flow chart to the back of your Cornell Notes

Ch 8 Lesson 2: Changes in State

Source: Physical iScience

Changes In Matter Word-O-Rama

A great way to build the foundation skills that today's science curriculum requires. These learning games and songs are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they're free. Want educational games that help build skills? You've come to the right place!

Play this and the other "Changes In Matter Games & Videos Games"

Source: Learninggamesforkids

Science Games for Kids: Solids, Liquids and Gases

Learn about solids, liquids and gases as you experiment with the conditions that change them from one form to another in this fun, interactive science activity. Water is a common example as it exists in all three forms, you’ve no doubt seen it as ice, liquid water and steam. Challenge yourself to find the correct category for other examples such as milk, sand, rain, helium, wood and air. Watch what happens when you heat liquids and cool gases. The processes that change solids, liquids and gases from one form to another are important science topics, humans breathe in gases in the form of air and drink liquids such as water which help keep us alive. Educational and entertaining, this game offers a fun challenge for kids.

Source: Science Kids ©

Part(icles) of Your World: Crash Course Kids #3.2

Have you ever heard the phrase, "You look like a Million Bucks?" Well, you do... but you also look like a million particles. In this episode, Sabrina talks to us about matter and particles and that all matter is made up of particles. Also, she shows us how matter can change states from a solid to a liquid, a liquid to a gas, a gas to a solid, or a liquid to a solid.

Source: Crash Course Kids

States of Matter

This video is used by docents at CMA to show how glass can change from solid to fluid and back again. The artists at Jason Antol Studios in Columbus, Ohio, graciously performed the demonstrations on camera.
The 10-second on-screen countdowns allow visitors a chance to answer each question.
As used in the exhibition Chihuly Illuminated, the video is silent. Here it's presented with background music.


Changing water- States of matter

Did you know that water is the only thing on earth that naturally occurs as a solid, liquid and gas?
This 5 minute video gives an entertaining and visual explanation of the three main states of matter and describes how water constantly moves through these states in the natural water cycle.


Solid Liquid Gas - They Might Be Giants - official video


Why does ice float?

Why does ice float? You might not think about it, but this special property of frozen water is what makes your iced tea tinkle and makes a lot of aquatic life possible. Hank gets in touch with his inner Olaf to explain the wonder that is ice.


Why does ice float in water? - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

Water is a special substance for several reasons, and you may have noticed an important one right in your cold drink: ice. Solid ice floats in liquid water, which isn't true for most substances. But why? George Zaidan and Charles Morton explain the science behind how how hydrogen bonds keep the ice in your glass (and the polar ice caps) afloat.

Source: TedEd

Vsauce - Water

Source: Vsauce

Material Magic - Making Diamonds: Crash Course Kids #40.2

Did you know we can actually make diamonds in a lab? It's true! We can! And this is both really good and really cool. In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina shows us how materials scientists have done just that and why it's so important.

Source: Crash Course Kids

Changes of States of Matter

Learn about the phases of matter, kinetic theory and temperature in this video.

Source: Teacher's Pet

Heat in Changes of State

Learn about energy diagrams, calculating molar heat of vaporization and fusion and molar heat of solution in this video!

Source: Teacher's Pet

States of Matter Mini Project Directions


Self and Peer Evaluation Goals


Ch. 8 Lesson 2: Changes in State Reading Coach

Lesson text written for the approaching-level student.


Source: Physical iScience

Science Notebook: Changes in State

Worksheets for note-taking, inquiry lab, study guide, chapter review, and benchmark practice that support the textbook.


Source: Physical iScience

Phase Change Lab


Chemical and Physical Changes in the Kitchen Lab


Safari Montage Videos on Matter

Students sign into Safari Montage by using the same user name and password they would on the school's computers.

Bill Nye: Phases of Matter
Bill Nye the Science Guy explores the three phases of matter in this episode of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel series, featuring an interactive question-and-answer format and hands-on activities. In this episode, Bill takes viewers on a tour of a steel mill to help demonstrate that matter exists in three phases: solids, liquids and gases.
23 min 12 sec.

Bill Nye: Fluids
What do syrup, milkshakes, and air all have in common? They're all fluids, or stuff that can bend, squish, flow, move, dodge, or mosey out of the way without breaking or separating. This live-action, fast-paced program also features comedy, music videos, interviews with real scientists and hands-on experiments to make the concepts presented understandable and fun. 

21 min 45 sec.

Properties in Matter

Everything in the universe consists of matter. So how can the differences between various types of matter be distinguished? Besides color, shape and size, there are more detailed properties that are used to define matter. Mass, weight, volume and density are all related to tell a great deal about an object or substance. Students will learn about these properties and how scientists use them to describe the world around us. Combining clear graphics, real-life demonstrations and a hands-on activity, these concepts are more clearly illustrated.

23 min 19 sec.

Changes in Properties of Matter
All matter possesses certain properties -- mass, weight, volume and density. But what happens to these properties when the matter changes form? How does wood become ash when it burns? And how does ice cream change when it melts? Students will learn the difference between chemical and physical changes in this excellent introduction to the changes of matter. Fun, real-life demonstrations and a hands-on activity will help explain these concepts. One of 16 volumes in the Physical Science in Action Video Series in the Schlessinger Science Library. Part of the Schlessinger Science Library in Action Collection.
24 min 23 sec.

Changes in States of Matter
What happens when heat is added or removed from a substance? How does water cycle around Earth? In Changes in States of Matter, lab footage demonstrates the concept of phase change and energy. Viewers travel underground and into the atmosphere to examine phase changes related to the water cycle. Part of the multivolume Science Clips for Students series.
8 min 56 sec.

In Cooling, a visiting inventor and two young islanders, Olive and Troy, try to beat the heat on a hot summer day by cooling off in the river -- only to find that the Island's mammoth population has already beaten them to the water and there's no room left for the humans! Olive suggests that they build a machine to create a breeze for them. After tinkering in the inventor's workshop for a time, they apply what they learn about how refrigerators work and wind up building some machines that are really cool -- with no mammoths necessary! Part of the multivolume series The Way Things Work, based on the best-selling book by David Macaulay. 
13 min 33 sec.

Real WorldScience: Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases
Featuring peer hosts, colorful graphics, animated sequences and detailed diagrams, this educational, live-action program explores the different properties of matter. Students will understand how environmental and human factors affect the world, and learn all about solids, liquids and gases.
14 min 16 sec.

States of Matter
How much do bubbles weigh? What happens when a liquid evaporates? In States of Matter, viewers learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and observe real-life examples of these states of matter. Part of the multivolume Science Clips for Students series.
8 min 57 sec.