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Subject: Science
Title: A Matter of State      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to help students understand that particle movement changes as a substance changes from one phase to another. Before this lesson, students should have been introduced to the notion that matter may go through different phase changes. They should understand that temperature plays an important role in what state a particular type of matter is found. Students should be familiar with solids, liquids, and gases. They should also understand that heating and cooling a system can impact the phase of that matter. Contains investigation / experiment.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Liquid Density and Oil Spills      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students conduct a simple experiment demonstrating the variable densities of corn syrup, water, glycerin, and vegetable oil. Students then transfer this concept to an examination of cleanup methods used in the Exxon Valdez oil spill. They conclude by writing paragraphs hypothesizing what would happen during an oil spill if oil and water were the same density and therefore mixed together easily.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science
Title: Cold Car Start      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how wind chill affects car engines. Wind makes the temperature feel colder because it carries heat away from our bodies; it affects car engines in a similar way. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Popsicle Flavors      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the reasons homemade popsicles never taste quite as good as those bought in the store. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: My Angle on Cooling: Effects of Distance and Inclination      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students discuss what heat is and how it travels. They discover that one way to cool an object in the presence of a heat source is to increase the distance from it or change the angle at which it is faced. Students perform experiments that measure how the heat experienced by a test subject changes as the distance or the viewing angle changes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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