# Classroom Resources: States of Matter

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• Heat, Law of Conservation of Energy, Specific Heat, Temperature, Calorimetry, Phase Changes, Boiling Point, Melting Point, Heating Curve, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Motion, Phase Diagram | High School

### Lesson Plan: Phase Changes and Heat Transfer Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

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.

• Molecular Motion, Phase Changes | Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Atoms in Motion Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

In this activity, students will explore how particles that make up matter are in constant motion. The students will use an online PhET simulation to compare the ways that atoms and molecules move in samples of solids, liquids, and gases. This activity will help students improve their understanding of the particle level.

• Phase Changes, Molecular Motion | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Simulation: States of Matter and Phase Changes Mark as Favorite (26 Favorites)

In this simulation, students will participate in a 10 question quiz. Some questions will challenge students to analyze data to identify the correct state of matter for a specific sample, and then connect the chosen state with an animated particle diagram. In addition, students will examine the behavior of particles in an animated sample as they undergo a phase change, and must correctly identify the change that occurs.

• Molecular Motion, Physical Properties | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Categorizing States of Matter Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

In this activity students will analyze both written statements and images that describe the properties of a solid, liquid or gas. Students will determine which state of matter the description best describes and categorize it accordingly.

• Molecular Motion, Density, Density, Temperature | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing Density of Gases and Liquids Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

Students will learn about and discuss the behavior of a gas using examples of convection and an optional teacher-led demonstration. Students will then participation in a lab where they will investigate water currents by observing the results of mixing colored warm water with room temperature water. The lab will be followed by a discussion about the molecular activity of the water mixture.

• Temperature, Molecular Motion | High School, Middle School

### Demonstration: What is Temperature? Mark as Favorite (20 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will observe food dye mixing with water at different temperatures.

• Phase Changes, Physical Properties, Molecular Motion, Introduction, Matter | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Introducing States of Matter Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this lesson, students will investigate particle behavior in different forms of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Students will have an opportunity to examine a model of the particles in the different states of matter and will also participate in a kinesthetic demonstration of matter. They will also learn what makes the states of matter different from one another when changing from one form to another.

• Molecular Motion, Molecular Motion | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Molecule Dance Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

In this activity, students will explain bond and molecular movements by mimicking molecular motion with their own movements.

• Pressure, Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Volume, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Gas Pressure Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

In this lab, students will understand what causes pressure in a container and the variables that affect pressure (volume, temperature, number of moles) by mimicking molecular motion of gases.

• Freezing Point, Density, Freezing, Phase Changes, Melting Point, Molecular Motion, Physical Change, Physical Properties | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Pothole Science Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

In this lesson, students investigate how the density and therefore the volume, of water changes when it freezes.

• Density, Molecular Motion | High School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Density Lab Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

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, Solute & Solvent, Physical Change, Molecular Motion, Phase Changes, Reaction Rate | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Particles in Motion Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

In this lesson, students learn that particles that make up matter are in constant motion.

• Entropy, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces | High School

### Activity: Connecting States to Entropy Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

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.

• Molecular Motion | High School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Simulation: Molecular Motion Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

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 | High School, Middle School

### Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.

• Molecular Motion, Density

### Simulation: Density Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to 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.

• Density, Molecular Motion | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Density Simulation Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

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.

• Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Motion, Physical Change, Physical Change

### Simulation: Comparing Attractive Forces Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

In the November 2014 issue, students explore the different attractive foreces between pairs of molecules by dragging the "star" image. In the accompanying activity, students investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the investigation, they relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).

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