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Chapter 1: Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases Students are introduced to the idea that matter is composed of atoms and molecules that are attracted to each other and in constant motion. Students explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules as they experiment with and observe the heating and cooling of a solid, liquid, and gas. Chapter 2: Changes of State Students help design experiments to test whether the temperature of water affects the rate of evaporation and whether the temperature of water vapor affects the rate of condensation. Students also look in more detail at the water molecule to help explain the state changes of water. Chapter 3: Density Students experiment with objects that have the same volume but different mass and other objects that have the same mass but different volume to develop a meaning of density. Chapter 4: The Periodic Table & Bonding Chapter 5: The Water Molecule and Dissolving Chapter 6: Chemical Change Project Based Lessons

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States of Matter ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Color Changing Milk of Magnesia Place about 100 mL of Milk of Magnesia in a 500 mL beaker and dilute with tap water until the beaker is about half full. Add about 10 mL of Universal Indicator. (The Universal Indicator will provide the sharp color change you see in the video). Remember that Universal Indicator will turn red on the far acidic end of the scale and dark blue on the alkaline side. Use the magnetic stirrer to create a steady mix of the liquids. If you don't have a magnetic stirrer, hire a kid to stir it by hand.

Heat and Temperature A melting ice cube on a plate. Knowing the difference between heat and temperature is important. It can lead to a clearer understanding of energy. Above is a picture of an ice cube melting in a small dish. The ice, water, dish, and are experience heat exchanges and temperature changes. In this section we will define both heat and temperature and hopefully reach an understanding of how they are related, but not identical ideas.

Share My Lesson HomeJoin usJoin us Simply fill out and submit the form belowUse the search bar at the top to find a resourceOr, pick your grade, then pick your subjectDownload the materials best suited for your classes 12 Snazzy Educational YouTube Channels If a picture is worth a thousand words, videos must be priceless, making YouTube an invaluable educational tool. Here are 12 of the snazziest educational YouTube channels I’ve come across. Click on the image to be taken to the YouTube channel. Please share any others you’ve found and loved in the comments! Animal Planet HD 2015 National Geographic

Solid State of Matter These crystals of the mineral pyrite are a good example of a solid. Click on image for full size Courtesy of Corel Solid is one of the four common states of matter. The three others are gas, liquid, and plasma. There are also some other exotic states of matter that have been discovered in recent years. Elements & Periodic Table Now we're getting to the heart and soul of the way the Universe works. You know that a generic atom has some protons and neutrons in the nucleus and some electrons zipping around in orbitals. When those pieces start combining in specific numbers, you can build atoms with recognizable traits. If you have eight protons, neutrons and electrons, you will have an oxygen (O) atom. If you have seven protons, neutrons, and electrons, you will have a nitrogen (N) atom. The atoms for each element are unique, even though they are all made of similar subatomic parts.

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena Dr. Avena’s website has links to new research and articles about the effects of sugar on the brain and behavior, and how this can influence body weight.Want to learn more about the adverse effects of sugar? Read Food Junkie, Dr. Avena’s blog on Psychology Today. Here is one post that is particularly relevant: Sugar Cravings: How sugar cravings sabotage your health, hormone balance & weight loss, by Dr.

Introduction to Chemistry Worksheets and Lessons This unit gives students an introduction to many of the basic skills that will be needed throughout the year in chemistry. This includes measurement, using the metric system, performing calculations with significant digits, and differentiating between physical and chemical changes. Icebreaker Activity - Chemistry Trivia and Jokes Purpose: This is something fun and different to try for the first day of your chemistry class. ahomeschool.wikispaces Activities for Learning the Elements Glossary of Chemistry Terms Lab Equipment States of Matter States of Matter Barbara Pawela May School 512 S. Lavergne Chicago IL 60644 312-534-6140 Objectives: Grades 4-6 The students will be able to: A.

Chemistry Project Ideas Log In|Create an Account All Results All Results Ask an Expert Blog Careers Project Ideas Resources Home Project Ideas Project Guide Ask An Expert Blog Careers Teachers Parents Students Support for Science Buddies provided by: Chemistry Project Ideas Earth's Water Cycle 1. Discuss how much water the ocean contains. Display the MapMaker Interactive and make sure students can all identify which areas are land and which are ocean. Ask: Does the Earth have more land, or more ocean? Indonesian Volcano Erupts Electric-Blue Lava An Indonesian volcano has erupted what appears to be electric-blue lava flows, as photographed by Reuben Wu. Although surreal, this bright blue coloration is a result of nothing more than a tweak of chemistry. Volcanoes come in a variety of destructive flavors, both on Earth and on other planetary bodies in our Solar System. Shield volcanoes like Kilauea effusively erupt lava, fairly slow, over long periods of time. Tall, mountainous stratovolcanoes like Mount Fuji remain silent for many hundreds of years before unleashing their cataclysmic fury on the world. Volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter’s innermost moons, produce spectacular eruption columns that reach heights of 500 kilometers (310 miles) that are literally out of this world.

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