Is Glass a Liquid?

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Amorphous solid or slow-moving liquid? Learn about glass, pitch, and Earth's mantle through a video from the Veritasium playlist. The narrator describes the molecular structures of amorphous versus crystalline solids, shows examples of each, and sheds light on the behavior of non-typical solids and liquids.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to expand a lesson on solids and liquids
  • Learn more about the long-running pitch experiment, known as The Tenth Watch, by showing the attached video


Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss the characteristics of normal solids and liquids before watching the video
Pros

  • Includes excellent examples that are easy for students to relate to
  • Illustrations help viewers visualize the behavior of the molecules in amorphous and crystalline solids
Cons

  • None
Common Core