Classroom Resources: States of Matter
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Melting Point, Phase Changes, Phase Diagram, Molecular Motion, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Intermolecular Forces, Heating Curve, Boiling Point, Law of Conservation of Energy | High School
The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Phase Changes and Heat Transfer to your students.
Phase Changes, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this activity, students will be able to explore and explain behaviors of liquids and solids based on the individual particles in the states of matter
Physical Change, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this activity, students will represent molecules and energy to investigate the different types of intermolecular forces.
Intermolecular Forces, Physical Change, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this activity, students will use a simulation to investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the activity, they will relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).
Physical Change, Phase Diagram, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this lab, students will create a phase change graph by adding and removing heat to observe and record data during actual phase changes.
Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point, Heat of Vaporization | High School
In this lab, students test whether a substance’s heat of vaporization is determined by its molar mass, the strength of its intermolecular forces, or both.
Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School, High School
In this lesson students will explore the role of a gasoline additive, fuel line antifreeze (generally methanol or 2‑propanol), in reducing the potential of water to block fuel lines in freezing weather. Students will prepare test tube models of water-contaminated fuel tanks and explore the effect of adding different types of fuel line antifreeze. This lesson can be used to bolster concepts about miscibility, density, intermolecular forces, phase changes (freezing), and colligative properties (freezing point depression).
Solubility, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this lesson, students investigate how intermolecular forces effect physical properties by investigating substances’ melting points as well as solubility.
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.