Changing State: Condensation

When you have a cold drink and you notice the water forming on the outside, it is literally pulling the water from the surrounding air to form the condensation. After watching a demonstration of condensation forming on a glass, individuals experiment with condensation and temperature. Finally, they relate these concepts to the water cycle. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask where evaporated water goes as part of your introduction to the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Demonstration portion of the lesson may not work if the humidity level is too low
  • Projected images can be shown on a projector or smart board or printed large and hung on a wall
  • Lesson is the third in a series of five
Pros

  • Provides discussion questions and idea answers
  • Uses common materials to complete the demonstration and experiments
  • Offers multiple connections to common experiences, such as breathing out a cloud when it is cold and drawing on a window when it is foggy
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • NGSS Alignment
  • CCELA Alignment
  • Student Activity Sheet
  • Activity Sheet Answers
  • Chapter 2—Entire Chapter
  • Chapter 2—Student Reading