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Chapter 10 - Properties of Matter

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Unit E - Matter

Chapter 10 - Properties of Matter

Make an atomic mobile, learn about the properties of matter and how it relates to the Earth's resources.

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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Online Resource

Cosmic Chemistry

What happened after the Big Bang? This comic strip explains the interactions that lead to the creation of stars, planetary nebulas, and supernovas. 

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Classroom Activity, Hands-on Activity

Water vs. Land

Brainstorm with your students a list of things that are possible in water that are not possible on land, and vice versa.

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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.

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Activity

Sinking Water

If you've spent even a few hours in a pool, you know that the deep end is colder than the shallow. But do you know why? Experiment with colored ice cubes for insight into water density.

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Curriculum Materials

Einstein Books for Adults

Considered the world's most intriguing genius, Einstein has inspired hundreds of writings. Here's a short list of some of the most enlightening looks at his life and ideas, including some he penned.

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