Fun with Phase Changesby: David Purvis

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Simple phase change explorations build a “solid” foundation for later learning about molecules. Using water as the example, upper-elementary students participate in activities that introduce the idea of the arrangement of molecules in a solid, liquid, and gas and the idea that the mass of the ice doesn’t change when it melts into a liquid.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
Publication Date
2/1/2006

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  • on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:10 PM

This article provides information for students in your classroom to role play the activity of gas, liquid, and solid molecules. When students are able to move their bodies to "see" a concept, I believe the concept is better learned. The kit I use that this activity would be helpful with is the STC kit, Solids and Liquids. The activity would reinforce the hands-on activities that the students are already engaging in. Students very much enjoy this activity in my classroom and have mastery when it comes to the movement of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases.

Susan Grandick
Susan Grandick

  • on Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 PM

This accumulation incorporates an assortment of assets to help with thoughts on the best way to show understudies about conditions of issue. The States of Matter and Particulate Nature of Matter Collection is very informative. The particulate idea of issue is basic to a comprehension about how components and mixes, assets talking about nuclear structure. This collections also allows kids of basically all ages to get informed, from elementary to high school. My favorite resource from this collections is Fun with Phase Changes. I always have like this part whenever it was taught in class so I liked how it was on here. I noticed it was only for elementary and middle but you can always grow with this and make it more in high school. The Fun with Phase Changes is by David Purvis and he published it on February 1st, 2006. He also really has his heart in hands on activities which I think most people can agree with that that is the most interesting and most fun way to learn. I know a lot of kids really want to learn about science and giving them a hands on activity just enhances their experience on it.

TeAira
TeAira


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