Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's the Matter?

Students on the Delta team are in the middle of their chemistry unit. Specifically, they are currently learning about the five states of matter: Bose-Einstein condensates, solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Last week, the students read several different articles and took notes in preparation for a project where they model the states of matter. This work specifically looked at how particles move as thermal energy is added or removed from a pure substance. This week, they are busy making skits and cartoons that show this particle motion in preparation for a performance/presentation on Friday.


Students acting out how a gas fills a container.


Drawing a cartoon showing the states of matter.


Electrically charged particles of a plasma.

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