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Science Language You Should Know and Use

Objective 1:  Describe the structure of matter in terms of atoms and molecules.

  1. Recognize that atoms are too small to see.
  2. Relate atoms to molecules (e.g., atoms combine to make molecules).
  3. Diagram the arrangement of particles in the physical states of matter (i.e., solid, liquid, gas).
  4. Describe the limitations of using models to represent atoms (e.g., distance between particles in atoms cannot be represented to scale in models, the motion of electrons cannot be described in most models).
  5. Investigate and report how our knowledge of the structure of matter has been developed over time.

All About Molecules

Ask Grandpa (SciBer Text)

The Atom

The Atoms Family - Atoms

Does It Matter? (SciBer Text)

Itsy Bitsy (SciBer Text)

Jefferson Lab

Molecules – Nature’s Building Blocks

The Particle Adventure

Phases of Matter

Phases of Matter - Animation

Physics 2000

Structure of the Atom

Structure of Matter

What’s the Matter With the Model (SciBer Text)

Objective 2:  Accurately measure the characteristics of matter in different states.

  1. Use appropriate instruments to determine mass and volume of solids and liquids and record data.
  2. Use observations to predict the relative density of various solids and liquids.
  3. Calculate the density of various solids and liquids.
  4. Describe the relationship between mass and volume as it relates to density.
  5. Design a procedure to measure mass and volume of gases.

Calculating Density

Characteristics of Matter

Chem4Kids – Matter – States of Matter


Density Definition Page

Diver Dan (SciBer Text)

Don’t Let Your Colors Run! (SciBer Text)

Fill it Up! (SciBer Text)

HowStuffWorks – Density for Kids

I Love Density! (SciBer Text)

Mass the Gas! (SciBer Text)

Mass, Weight, and Density

Mythbusters: Counter Intuitive

Phases of Matter

Science Behind Hot Air Balloons

The Spangler Effect: Density 

States of Matter

States of Matter (SciBer Text)

What is Density?

Objective 3:  Investigate the motion of particles.

  1. Identify evidence that particles are in constant motion.
  2. Compare the motion of particles at various temperatures by measuring changes in the volume of gases, liquids, or solids.
  3. Design and conduct an experiment investigating the diffusion of particles.
  4. Formulate and test a hypothesis on the relationship between temperature and motion.
  5. Describe the impact of expansion and contraction of solid materials on the design of buildings, highways, and other structures.

All Cracked Up (SciBer Text)

Later, Gator!  We’re Out of Here! (SciBer Text)

Matter and Molecular Motion

Particle Motion (SciBer Text)

Properties of Matter Applets

The Race is On! (SciBer Text)

What’s Milk Got to Do With It? (SciBer Text)