Classroom Resources: States of Matter
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Density, Molecular Motion | Middle School, High School
In this lab, students determine the density of several liquids and solids. They then identify an unknown metal by determining its density. They then calculate the percent error within the class for a specific sample.
Solubility, Physical Change, Phase Changes, Reaction Rate, Solute & Solvent, Molecular Motion | Elementary School
In this lesson, students learn that particles that make up matter are in constant motion.
Molecular Motion, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Entropy, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this activity, students use blocks to model different states of matter and the Kinetic Molecular Theory to understand the concept of entropy. This is a concept mandated by SAT level or AP level high school chemistry class.
Observations, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature | Middle School, Elementary School
In this lab, students will explore the process of condensation. Students will investigate how water vapor condenses, and then they will conduct a comparison test to see if cooling water vapor has an effect on the rate of condensation.
Molarity, Colligative Properties, Boiling Point | High School
Download this lab in which students will explore colligative properties in a quantitative approach.
Observations, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Inferences, Physical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Solute & Solvent | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will explore both physical and chemical changes as they try to help the Department of Homeland Security analyze and identify materials found in a mysterious capsule. Students will examine and observe an unknown object (a frozen water balloon) as it changes (melts). They then mix combinations of everyday substances to observe chemical changes.
Observations, Phase Changes, Combustion | High School
In this lab, students accumulate observations of a candle including a look at the combustion reaction's reactants and products.
Separating Mixtures, Mixtures, Physical Change, Physical Change, Phase Changes, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Distillation, Solute & Solvent, Mixture, Mixture | Elementary School
In this lesson, students review important concepts of the water cycle and then design, test, and evaluate a working model of a desalination plant (a distiller).
Density, Melting Point, Inferences, Elements, Periodic Table, Matter, Chemical Properties | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will make measurements, calculations, and inferences to help solve a mystery about the identity of an unknown metal.
Molecular Motion | Middle School, High School
In this simulation, students will have the opportunity to explore on the molecular level how particles move in three states of matter. They will compare two different substances.
Molecular Motion, Heat | Middle School, High School
In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.
Density, Molecular Motion | High School, Middle School
In this simulation, students will investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively. This lesson accompanies the simulation from the September 2015 issue of Chemistry Solutions.