The Invisible Motion of Still Objects

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Launching a study of molecules? Check out a short video that explores rotation, translation, and vibration—the three ways molecules move.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson by having class members watch the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links before returning for a full-class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The rapid pace of the video makes it most appropriate as an introduction to molecular motion
  • If flipping the lesson, ask class members to view the video several times
  • If using the resource in-class, stop the video frequently to check for understanding
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
Cons

  • The rapid pace of the explanations may challenge some viewers