How do little scientists know when a liquid will turn into a gas? Scholars explore how heating curves and phase diagrams provide useful information about the states of matter. They learn about the role of kinetic and potential energy in phase changes and also differentiate between heat of fusion and heat of vaporization.
- Give pupils diagrams first and ask what they notice and what they wonder to facilitate discussion
- Have scholars compare phase diagrams of different substances and draw conclusions about their chemical properties
- Presentations are great to use together or by themselves
- Uses diagrams to support learning
- Provides real-world examples