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6th grade Science
Chapter 4 - Matter


Chapter 4  KEY:

Interactive Sites 

Slide Shows 


Used in class 

at home experiment 





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Chapter 4 Links:

Kinetic Theory Sites:
Kinetic Theory - This Java applet simulates a 2 dimensional gas of hard spheres. It illustrates several important concepts in statistical mechanics/kinetic theory.
Kinetic Theory - In this experimental module you will be working with particles inside a balloon that is at constant volume (unless you pop it). This simulation has opened in a separate window from the text you are reading. This applet is designed to demonstrate what the concept of temperatures is, how pressure is related to temperature under conditions of fixed volume and how the distribution of particle speeds depends on the temperature.
Kinetic Theory of Matter Quiz - 5 questions; can be graded online; may be a bit slow to load but worthwhile.
Kinetic Theory-Simulation Library - Kinetic Theory of Gas.
Kinetic Theory - graphics and facts.

States of Matter Sites:
Particles of Matter - "BiteSize" interactive site describing solids, liquids,gases.
Welcome to Matter - includes information on states and structure of matter, compounds and mixtures; interactive; easy to understand and good graphics (requires shockwave).
States of Matter - "BrainPop" interactive and animations; interactive quiz too.
Matter, Mass, Volume and Density - "BrainPop" interactive and animations, interactive quiz too.
Properties of Matter - slide show presentation of properties of matter.
Classification of Matter shows pictorially of matter at an atomic scale; includes good graphics to show comparison.
Four States of Matter - information with good graphics.
Plasma- Plasma is by far the most common form of matter. This site tells you more.
Plasma - Learn the history and science of the plasma state of matter. Visit this site and learn how plasma is used today.
Properites of Matter (An introduction to plasma too) - A section from the Explore Science website. Fun and interactive, this site has received numerous international awards for presenting scientific concepts in a way that is enjoyable and engaging. It specifically explains plasma as the fourth state of matter in a tutorial aimed at 7-9th grades.
Plasma - A section from the CPEP web site comparing natural and man-made plasmas according to temperature and density. Also provides interactive quizzes on various plasmas, such as lightning.
The Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX): Excellent basic introduction to plasma and fusion energy, with educational interactive tutorials. The viewer can operate a virtual tokamak. Explains pros and cons of fusion vs. fossil fuels. Very responsive to e-mail questions.

Atoms Sites:
All About Atoms - interactive slide show presentation; easy to understand facts about protons, electrons, neutrons - worth the visit.
Atoms - Brainpop - interactive and animations, interactive quiz too.
Atomic Model and Theory: BrainPop, interactive, animations and self-correcting quiz and much more.
The Particle Adventure - interactive tour (slide show format; information includes the basics of the atom (protons, neutrons, electrons) but it goes much further into more recent research including quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, particle accelerators etc. - Includes graphics some animation; Goes beyond the basics but in an easy format to understand; great site for the student who wants to know more! Also, good links to visit from the the home page.
Inquiring Minds - explains particles smaller than an atom; includes a short video using realplayer from the Fermi Lab.
View of an atom - animation of an atom in motion; check it out!
Atomic models - Explore atomic models as well as build your own atom. Interactive; graphics are great.
Molecule comparison - type in your body weight and the amount of molecules in you is determined - then compare the number of molecules in a cockroach, bacteria, elephant - this is from the NY Hall of Science.
Proton Don - FunBrain will show you a periodic table that contains the elements' symbols and their periodic numbers.

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Sites:
Compounds and Mixtures - Brainpop - interactive and animations, interactive quiz too.
Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - pictures of some different particle arrangements. Choose the correct letters in the boxes.
Mixtures and Substances - shows pictorially elements, compounds, and mixtures at an atomic scale.
Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures animated pictorially elements, compounds, and mixtures at an atomic scale.
Compounds and Chemical Reactions - "BiteSize" interactive with good graphics.
Separating Mixtures - "BiteSize" interactive with good graphics.
Interactive Review of Physical and Chemical Properties - review and interactive online quiz.
Visual Elements - quick time movies; be patient photos/graphics may take time to load; worth the wait.
Separating Mixtures PowerPoint.
Separating Mixtures - As a lab attendant you will separate mixtures. Great graphics and interactivity.

Periodic Table Sites:
Periodic Table - Brainpop - interactive and animations, interactive quiz too.
Cyber-riffic Periodic Table of Elements - interactive; great information ranging from the basics to greater details depending what you click on.
Glencoe Science Interactions 1 - links to our textbook.
WebElements Interactive Periodic Table - Select an element from the periodic table and find out as much as you need to know or are interested in. Animations, quicktime movies, sketches and more.
Cartoon of Periodic Table - check out the jokes.
How to read the periodic table - basic information followed up by online games and quizzes.
ProtonDon - interactive periodic table game. Find the element or symbol.
The Element Math Game - Interactive Game. The computer will randomly pick an element and present you with that element's data from the Periodic Table of Elements. Use that information to answer the question that the computer asks about the number of protons, neutrons, electrons or nucleons (particles in the nucleus) that an atom of that element contains. Press the 'Check my answer' button after you have entered your answer.
Element Matching Game - Interactive Game. The computer will give you a list of chemical symbols and a list of chemical names. Choose the chemical name that each chemical symbol represents. Press the 'Check my answers!' button after you have made your choices. You can choose your own level of difficulty ranging from easy to hard. Check it out!
The Periodic Table of Elements - Interactive. Basic physical and historical information about the elements!
Density Sites:
Activity: Density Lab - Why do some things float and others don't? Explore the relationship between mass, volume, and density. Interactive activity.
Density - Take a look at the two boxes. Each box has the same volume. If each ball has the same mass, which box would weigh more? Why?
Density - interactive look at density of liquids and solids!
Density - visualization of density comparing mass and volume.
Density and more: A multimedia interactive exercise where the user conducts interactive experiments in weight, mass, volume, density and gravity.
Density, Mass and Volume - interactive and animations, online quiz too.
Density - interactive.
Density labs - several but requires joining/logging in.
Why boats float and elephants sink - density and buoyancy.
Density - also other great links offered by this site if you go to the main site; you must register for access but there is no fee/cost *(can view in "Spanish" as well as "English").
Density Column PowerPoint.
Property of Matter Sites:
Properties of Matter - interactive reading site- good review.
Physical and Chemical Changes- interactive quiz, check it out.
Properties of Minerals - physical and chemical properties.
Changes - physical and chemical interactive quiz.
Strange Matter Exhibit - WOW - this website investigates four areas of materials science: structure, properties, processing and performance. Online users can zoom down to the atomic level inside a soda can, pit different materials against one another in virtual torture tests, transform simple substances into sophisticated products, and explore how leading-edge new materials can change the world. The website also contains experiments that can be done at home, resources for further exploration, and video interviews with people behind materials science.
Physical and Chemical Properties - information site followed up by an interactive question and answer quiz - Great review site. *Review and Practice on Chemical vs. Physical Properties and Changes. Review of Chemical vs. Physical Properties and Changes.
Properties of Water - describes States of Water, Adhesion and Cohesion, Surface Tension, Capillary Action.
Physical and Chemical Changes - BrainPop- interactive, animation and self-checking quiz plus much more.
Physical and Chemical Properties- defines the most of terms and then some.
Physical and Chemical Changes - defines and gives examples; also identifies most common errors made.
Changing Materials - This is a core content page that presents basic content in an interesting way. The animations provided will keep the students' interest and enhance their grasp of key concepts.



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Last updated December 13, 2004