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States of Matter

States of Matter

Author: carolyn fruin
Description:

I know I have mastered the learning targets when I know

  • why a liquid is a liquid and not a gas or solid.
  • if one molecule of water can boil.
  • why boiling water never reaches a temperature higher than 100 degrees Celsius at sea level but the vaporized water can.

Learning Targets:

  • I can describe the different states of matter and explain their differing properties using the Kinetic Molecular Theory.
  • I understand the transitions from one state to another in terms of energy absorbed/released.
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Tutorial

PhET Lab Simulation Guide - States of Matter

Print this guide and scroll down to the next title where you will find the link to the site we will be using to run experiments studying the states of matter. Complete the activity and be sure to make all observations and answers detailed and thorough. This will be turned in along with your checkpoint documents.

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PhET Lab Simulation - States of Matter

Click here to link to the simulation.  STATES OF MATTER  Click on the button "run now".

States of Matter

View this power point and take notes as necessary.

Video - Eureka Questions

The following videos are short and informative, some even entertaining. View all of them and afterward, answer the following questions. Be sure to give thoughtful, concise answers using full sentences. This will be turned in along with all Checkpoint documents.

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States of Matter - Solid

This series of videos describes the different states of matter including what happens at the molecular level in each phase.

Source: Eureka! television series

States of Matter - Liquid

This video describes the molecular motion of particles in a liquid.

Source: Eureka! television series

States of Matter - Gases

This series of videos describes the different states of matter including what happens at the molecular level in each phase.

Changes of State: Evaporation and Condensation

This video summarizes how what happens as matter changes from one state to another.

Source: Eureka! television series

POGIL - Kinetic Molecular Theory

Print and complete this activity using the information from the previous activities. Your answers here should show that you understand what happens when a substance goes through phase changes (solid to liquid to gas).

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Source: POGIL

Expansion and Contraction

This video describes the molecular motion that causes substances to grow or shrink as temperatures change.

Source: Eureka! television series

POGIL - Phase Changes

Complete the following activity. Be sure to use complete sentences - don't take the easy way out with one word answers!!

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Source: POGIL

Bill Nye - Heat and Energy

Checkpoint - States of Matter and Phase Changes

After completing all activities and videos, print this document and answer all questions. This must be turned in with other assignments prior to the summative assessment.

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