Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Step 1. Questions
Your world is made up of solids, liquids, and gases. Many substances exist in only one of these forms. A shoe, a piece of paper, and a spoon are just three examples of solids, and you won’t find any of them as liquids or gases.
What substance can you find in any of the three forms of matter? The answer is water! Ice and snow are water in the solid form. Water vapor is an invisible gas in the air.
For this e-Journal project, you will research water in each of its forms: solid, liquid, and gas. Here are questions to guide your research:
Are you ready? Research answers to the questions listed above at the Web sites in Step 2. Take notes in the note-taking boxes. You may also research water using search engines, or look up water in books at the library.
- What does water look like when it is in each form?
- What determines whether water is a solid, liquid, or gas?
- How does water change from one form to another? What are the names of the different changes?
- Where on Earth can you find water in each of its forms?
- What questions do you have about water as a solid, liquid, or gas?
When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!