Fun with Phase Changes

by: David Purvis

Simple phase change explorations build a “solid” foundation for later learning about molecules. Using water as the example, upper-elementary students participate in activities that introduce the idea of the arrangement of molecules in a solid, liquid, and gas and the idea that the mass of the ice doesn’t change when it melts into a liquid.

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Elementary SchoolMiddle School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2006Stock # sc06_043_05_23Volume 043Issue 05

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