Thursday, 1 September 2016

The nature of water

We've started conducting some experiments and looking at the nature of matter. Today Gabrielle's base group looked at what the universe is made of - solids, liquids and gases. We focused on water, the only thing that can be all of these and looked at how adding energy, or heat, changes the nature of ice to water to steam.

We talked about how water is made up to two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Then, in groups of three, we made ourselves into water molecules and acted out being in a dense solid state (ice), a fluid liquid state (water) and energetic steam. Can you tell which we are in each picture?

The wind was pushing the gas/steam around a lot today!

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