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  • Stringy Chemistry and States of Matter

    Book Chapter | April 2009

    Solids, liquids, and gases are familiar to students as the different states of matter. Why are some substances gases and some solid at room temperature? This exercise helps students explore the basic concepts behind…

  • Editor’s Note: States of Matter

    Journal Article | December 2008

    There is a common misunderstanding of chemicals and chemistry. Chemicals are “bad.” Chemists are a nerdy set in the same category as those zany physicists, except that chemists work with more dangerous materials—“…

  • Popping the Kernel: Modeling the States of Matter

    Journal Article | January 2005

    Constructing models can help students understand the particulate nature of matter. This article discusses how to use popcorn to engage students in model building and to teach them about the nature of matter.

  • Science 101: What causes the different states of matter?

    Journal Article | December 2008

    The answer to this could be really simple or really complicated, depending on how deeply the issue is covered. Therefore, the author will dispense with the really complicated by limiting the discussion to solids,…

  • Do Standards Matter? How the quality of state standards relate to evolution instruction

    Journal Article | January 2002

    Although most states include evolution instruction in their standards, the teaching of evolution in public schools remains problematic. To create successful science education programs, we must recruit and reward…

  • States of Matter

    Collection | January 2015

    Matter is traditionally divided into three states - liquid, solid, and gas. This collection of resources will help students to explore this principle.

  • States of Matter

    Collection | February 2015

  • States of Matter

    Collection | July 2015

  • States of Matter

    Collection | October 2015

    These resources are intended to help teach any lesson involving the three states of matter.

  • *States of Matter*

    Collection | November 2015

  • States of matter

    Collection | December 2015

  • States of Matter

    Collection | December 2015

  • States of Matter

    Collection | March 2016

    Exploration of States of Matter : Solids, Liquids and Gases

  • States of Matter

    Collection | June 2016

  • States of Matter

    Collection | July 2016

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