Then, we returned to conducting Science Fair Project conferences, with students utilizing web resources to review and self-assess proficiency. Today the focus was on Phase Changes, or changes in States of Matter.
6th and 7th grade were provided a brief review packet to help guide and structure their online learning WebQuest. (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Comparison Matrix -- The completed packet is due at the start of class tomorrow.)
8th graders conducted a virtual lab experiment (found here) measuring the temperature (or average kinetic molecular energy, a.k.a., thermal energy) of a pure substance while it was exposed to exothermic or endothermic processes (a.k.a., heating or cooling) over time. (For the purposes of the this lab experiment, time was artificially accelerated.) They recorded and then graphed their data to look for patterns or anomalies. (These graphs should be completed for homework.) Tomorrow, we will combine and analyze our results to draw a conclusion about the behavior of pure substances during Phase Changes.
HOMEWORK: 6th & 7th Grade - Complete WebQuest Review Packet; 8th Grade - Complete Phase Change Graphs; EVERYONE - Work on Science Fair!