States of Matter

Oct. 18, 2005

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Chemistry BeakerCool Activities to try...
The Exploratorium can help you if you're confused about solids, liquids, or gases...
Is it a solid or a liquid? Discover Outrageous OOZE.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ooze.html

Go with the flow. Can I see patterns in water?
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/goflow.html

Did you know that matter is all around you?
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html

Solidify your knowledge about the States of Matter here. http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_states.html
Study solids
Are you ready to get wet with liquids?
Get a feeling for gas

Snoop around this site to find out about the Properties of Matter
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/whatismatter.html

What are atoms and molecules?
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/compounds.html 

Head to this demonstration of how particles move in the different states of matter. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter
 

           Molecule Model
Take another quick look at the 3 states. http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Graduate/TI/pages/LEWIS/matterweb.htm

Are there 4 states of matter? Ask Geo Man...
http://jersey.uoregon.edu/~mstrick/AskGeoMan/geoQuerry6.html

A Girl and a Microscope

Are you ready for this microscopic view of matter?
http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/atoms/states.html

School house     TEACHER LINKS      School House
The MathMol Hypermedia Textbook
A K-12 GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF MOLECULES for Grades 3( Water); Grade 4 (Matter and Energy) ; Grade 5
(Atoms and Molecules)
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/elem_home1.html

Chemistry Book

Take a peek at the history of the study of matter
http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=49

Visit this flash demonstration of the 3 states of matter
(upper level information) http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=120;

Here's an upper level site that explains how temperature determines whether matter is liquid, solid, or gaseous.
http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/les2/states.html
Crystal Model
Find out how the arrangement of particles determines the state of matter.
http://www.krysstal.com/states.html
 
Demonstrations
for Elementary and Middle School Classes http://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/outreach/states_of_matter.html
Lessons and Activities
Lesson States of Matter http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ph9516.html
Defining Matter

http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ph9316.html

Growing Ice http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/growingice.html
Good Cocoa http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/cocoa.html
Why don't oil and water mix? http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/glitter.html
Phase changes http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/slg.html
States of Matter Thirteen ED Online http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/software/matterov.html
This is a write-up of the design of a 3 hour staff development workshop on inquiry using liquids as a vehicle. http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/workshops/dropdevice.html
What's the Matter? This is a series of experiments and modeling exercises in elementary chemistry. It provides an introduction to atoms and molecules, the phases of matter, and chemical reactions and touches on the chemistry of the human body, photosynthesis and nuclear energy. This unit was designed for use in the fifth grade. http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/matter/index.shtml

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