Students conduct an experiment to demonstrate the movement and arrangement of particles in a gas.
- model the motion and arrangement of particles in a gas.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
- explain observable properties of solids, liquids and gases by modelling the motion and arrangement of particles (AC9S5U04)
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 5, students relate the particulate arrangement of solids, liquids and gases to their observable properties.
- Hard-boiled egg
- Juice bottle
- Lighter or matches
- Strip of paper
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.
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