Tuesday, 12/20/16- A Day

All classes should report to the library today to gather information about Changes of State from the simulation States of Matter Basics. The assignment is on Google Classroom.

Core Ideas:

  • The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using models of matter
  • Heat refers to energy transferred due to temperature differences between two objects

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Develop a model & description of the following states of matter: solids, liquids, gases. Predict the effect of temperature on the particle movement of each. (Developing States of Matter Models handout)
  2. SimulationStates of Matter Basics PhET simulation- Explore the simulation. Observe the movement of water molecules in each state and record your observations. Observe the movement of neon atoms in each state and record your observations. Compare/contrast the particles in water to neon in each state. What happens when temperature or pressure changes?