Theme 3: States of Matter

  Theme-3: States of Matter (~15 class periods or ~3 weeks)


Topics TAKS Objectives
Ch-12: Thermal energy

Ch-13: States of Matter

Objective-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science

Objective-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of motion, forces, energy


Ch-12: Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
12-1.Temperature and Thermal Energy
12-2.Change of States and Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Measurement of Absolute Temperature
  • Food Coloring in a water beaker
  • Temperature Conversion Calculations (PV)
  • Working with Dry-Ice (PV)


Ch-13: Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
13-1.The Fluid States
13-2.The Solid State
  • Transformation of mater and states
  • Flying Aircrafts (PV)




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