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Chapter 11 - Matter

physical_science

Unit E - Forces and Motion

Chapter 11 - Matter

Explore density, make a mobile of an atomic element, investigate the abundances of elements in the sun as you learn about matter.

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Activity

Exploring Density

Why do some materials sink to the core of a planet while others float to the crust? This experiment uses marshmallow fluff and molasses to illustrate the concept of planet differentiation.

Atomic-Mobile

Hands-on Activity

Atomic Mobile

All living things contain carbon, the sixth element on the Periodic Table. Make a mobile of this elemental element with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

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Hands-on Activity

Thinking in Three Dimensions

What do books, posters, TV screens, and computer monitors have in common? They all render our 3D world in 2D. Playfully explore the third dimension by building an origami waterbomb.

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