Molecular View of a Solid

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Why are solids, well ... solid? Take a peek inside a solid substance with an easy-to-use interactive. Science sleuths examine the motion and position of the atoms that make up a solid before drawing conclusions from their observations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Adapt the interactive to include a scenario that adds heat, then ask the class to describe what will happen to the motion of the atoms
  • Use the resource in conjunction with interactives that show liquids and gases to allow learners to compare the properties of the three states of matter
Classroom Considerations

  • The interactive makes a great day one activity for beginners in the study of states of matter
Pros

  • Atoms exhibit true-to-life movement throughout the interactive
Cons

  • Trace a Random Atom feature does not work
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