Published on June 15, 2007
Matter:: Matter: It’s what the world’s made of. What do you know about matter?: What do you know about matter? Solids: Solids Solids hold their own shape. Solids have weight. Solids take up space. Read more! Liquids: Liquids Liquids take the shape of their container. Liquids have weight. Liquids take up space. Read more! Gasses: Gasses Gasses spread out to fill the entire space given. Gasses have weight. Gasses take up space. Read more! Plasma: Plasma Lightning is a plasma. Used in fluorescent light bulbs and Neon lights. Plasma is a lot like a gas, but the particles are electrically charged. Read more! STATES of matter?: STATES of matter? What would it take for matter to move from one state to another? Energy determines the state!: Energy determines the state! Particles in Solids:: Particles in Solids: Are packed tightly together Have very little energy Particles in Liquids:: Particles in Liquids: Are loosely packed Have medium energy levels Particles in Gasses:: Particles in Gasses: Move freely Have LOTS of energy Particles in Plasma:: Particles in Plasma: Are electrically charged Have EXTREMELY high energy levels Mixtures may be in different phases: Mixtures may be in different phases Solid? Liquid? Gas? Plasma? Here’s how it works:: Here’s how it works: Push here for a movie! Add or Subtract Energy. . .: Add or Subtract Energy. . . What will happen? Why?: What will happen? Why? Solid + Energy = ?: Solid + Energy = ? When energy is added to solids, they become liquids! Examples? Liquid + Energy = ?: Liquid + Energy = ? When energy is added to liquids, they become gasses! What examples can you think of? Changing States : Changing States There are several names for matter changing states: State change Phase change Physical change So, did we get something new?: So, did we get something new? Ice cream and melted ice cream? Chocolate and melted chocolate? Ice, water, and water vapor? Steel and molten steel? The End!: The End!