Molecular View of a Liquid

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Pour on the knowledge with an engaging states of matter interactive! Young physical scientists view the atoms within a liquid to explain what gives a liquid its unique properties. The resource allows users to highlight and observe two atoms or trace the path of an individual atom in the sample.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Enable the mark two atoms feature and instruct the class to record their observations of each atom's movement
  • Ask students to use their observations of the interactive to explain why liquids take the shape of their containers
Classroom Considerations

  • Remove the attraction lines between atoms to give younger learners a simpler view

  • The tracing feature is an excellent way to demonstrate the fluid properties of liquids
  • Interactive responds well when users change the conditions during play

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