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high schoolStructure & Properties of Matter
Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density! This interactive tool by PhET works on Mac & PC.
Billed as the first periodic table on the World Wide Web, this “learning tool” is called WebElements. ScientificAmerican.com has selected the WebElements web site as a winner of the 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards. It is constantly being updated with awesome information about 118 elements!
States of Matter: Basics is a great simulation from the amazing people at PhET. Click on the link to see an interactive that will run on any device. The “For Teachers” section has documents that other teachers have shared for you to use with your students. Great sim and site. This runs on all devices. It is HTML5.
- Each atom has a charged substructure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons. (HS-PS1-1)
- The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states. (HS-PS1-1)
- The structure and interactions of matter at the bulk scale are determined by electrical forces within and between atoms. (HS-PS1-3), (secondary to HS-PS2-6)
Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”
Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.