Physical Science

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Physical Science

Properties of Matter Brain Pop & Bill Nye
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Classify and/or compare substances on the basis of their physical properties and/or explain that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample. Physical & Chemical Properties (examples)
Physical Properties & Changes
Describe density and/or calculate and compare the densities of various materials using the materials’ masses and volumes. BrainPop – Measuring Matter Density Song Density/Buoyance interactive
Interactive (click Mass, Volume, Density)
Mass, Volume & Density Notes
Conductivity, magnetic properties Bill Nye Electricity
Bill Nye Magnetism
Interacive (click Electricity & Magnetism)
Solubility (solvent, solute, and saturation) SEE MOVIE BELOW

 

Describe how elements combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all living and nonliving things. BrainPop – Isotopes
Bill Nye Atoms and Molecules
Where do Chemical Elements come from?
Describe the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and/or gases. BrainPop – States of Matter
Bill Nye Phases of Matter
SEE MOVIE BELOW Interacive (click Matter)
Try the States of Matter Demo Below
Matter Web Quest

 

Explain that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties. Metals
Element song
Words
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Element Flashcards
More element flashcards
Periodic table with videos
Periodic table 2
Periodic table 3

 

Explain that atoms are the smallest unit of an element and are composed of subatomic particles (protons, neutrons, and electrons). Brain Pop – Atomic Model SEE MOVIE BELOW Math Practice – finding protons, neutrons and electrons
Identify common examples of acids, bases, and/or salts. Alien Juice Bar Game
Compare, contrast, and/or classify the properties of compounds, including acids and bases. Brain Pop – Acids & Bases Acid & Base Movie Compounds & Mixtures
Differentiate among pure substances, mixtures, and solutions. Mixtures Lab

 

Changes in Matter Brain Pop & Bill Nye
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Differentiate between physical and chemical changes. Bill Nye Chemical reactions Chemical Reactions
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Physics Clips (check out – 11/6/02 Why things sink or float (also 7/26/06), 7/30/03 making silly putty, 9/17/03 states of matter, 6/30/04 Exploding watermelons, 6/30/05 more exploding watermelons, 12/7/05 melting ice with salt, 6/28/06 Menthos explosion, 10/25/06 puking pumpkin – chemical reaction)
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Virtual Lab Why do light sticks work? and more…
Home Chemistry Projects
Explain that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes, according to the Law of Conservation of Mass. BrainPop – Matter Changing States
BrainPop – Property Changes
Lab TV – Eat up! (Endo/Exothermic reaction) balancing equation practice
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Describe how temperature influences chemical changes. Rate of Reaction Heat and Insulation

 

 

Forms of Energy Brain Pop & Bill Nye
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Identify, compare and/or contrast the variety of types of radiation present in radiation from the Sun. Bill Nye Sun
Identify and/or compare characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum. Brain Pop – Color SEE MOVIE BELOW

 

 

Identify common uses and/or applications of electromagnetic waves. Infared Photo Album Main types and uses
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Order of frequencies and wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum Order of the waves video
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Tour the Electromagnetic Spectrum

 

 

Describe and/or explain that waves move at different speeds through different materials. BrainPop – Waves
Bill Nye Waves
Speed of a wave
Wave Power Point
Wave information
Explain that light waves can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed. Bill Nye Light Optics Wave information
Reflection, refraction, absorbtion

 

Energy Transfer and Transformations Brain Pop & Bill Nye
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Identify and/or describe the transformation of energy from one form to another. Energy Transformations
Differentiate between potential and kinetic energy. Brain Pop – kinetic energy
Brain Pop – potential energy
Play Energy Skate Park below

 

Identify and/or explain situations where energy is transformed between kinetic energy and potential energy. Bill Nye Energy
Brain Pop – Forms of Energy
Types of energy
Identify and/or describe examples of the Law of Conservation of Energy. Play Masses and Springs below

 

Describe how heat flows in predictable ways. Bill Nye Heat
Explain that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state. Adding or removing heat (changing state)
Heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation) SEE MOVIE BELOW

 

 

Specific heat Practice def. The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a substance by one degree Celsius.
Explanation

 

Forces and Changes in Motion Brain Pop & Bill Nye
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Identify and/or describe types of forces. Bill Nye Motion Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion Forces animation
Forces in Action
Describe the relationship among distance, mass, and gravitational force between any two objects. Bill Nye Gravity The Adventures of Forceman Build your ownrollercoaster

See Gravity Force Lab Below

 

Differentiate between mass and weight. Your Weight on other Worlds Mass vs. Weight
Law of Universal Gravitation (mass/distance) SEE MOVIE BELOW

 

 

Describe and/or explain that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed and/or direction. Bill Nye Balance Relativity, push/pull, motion video clips (from Einstein) See Force Demo Below

 

Interpret and/or analyze graphs of distance and time for an object moving at a constant speed. Example – relative speed of an object at various points or sections of the graph and the direction of motion
Net force (direction)
Changes in speed (positive acceleration and negative acceleration) BrainPop – Newton’s Laws of Motion BrainPop – Acceleration Acceleration video
Friction (sliding and stationary) Bill Nye Friction