Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

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Introduce your classes to a fourth state of matter! Liquid crystals have a colorful sheen that changes based on different physical factors. Learners use this information to create a liquid crystal thermometer where the color of the crystal indicates the temperature.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the lesson by providing physical examples of liquid crystals
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time for preparation of necessary materials
  • Expects a solid understanding of the three states of matter

  • Provides important background information 
  • Includes an extension exercise

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