Task

You and a team of learners, which have been hand picked by Professor X, are given the challenging task of creating a superhero with STATE OF MATTER superpowers! Professor X is looking for a ONE-OF-A-KIND superhero with superpowers based on one of the four states of matter; solid, liquid, gas, or plasma that is stronger than all the others!


Your mission:

Predict if one state of matter is stronger than another.

In other words, is a solid stronger than a liquid?

Or is plasma more durable than a gas?


Take the superhero, ICEMAN. He can survive not only as ice, but as liquid water and water vapor. He can also transform his body from a gaseous state back to a solid, although it is tiring physically and mentally. Iceman is also able to rebuild his organic ice form if any part of it is damaged, or even if it is completely shattered, without permanently harming himself. He can temporarily add the mass of a body of water to his own, increasing his mass, size and strength!
 


Phase 1

Background Information
These sites are important because they will provide basic information about 'Matter' as a whole. Everyone should explore these sites before dividing up and starting your individual tasks. You will find these links on Process page 1 of the quest.

  

Phase 2

Professor X has assigned each member of your team a specific task. These tasks were chosen because they each define the most important elements of Matter. Please see your specific instructions below and again on Process page 2 of the quest.


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Each member from a team will research one state of matter, as assigned by Professor X. Your individual tasks will be listed in your team packet ahead of time.

2. Read through the websites and extra material designated for you. You can print out pages and underline the parts that you feel are important or cut and paste from the website into a word processor.

3. Remember to include the URL (address) of the page you take information from so you can return to it and use it as a citation.
Include all of your note taking in your Science notebook.

4. Focus what you've learned into one main opinion that answers the Big Quest(ion) or Task.
 

STATE OF MATTER

TASK

WEBSITES

EXTRA

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID SLUGGER

 

 

Observe and research solids. Answer these questions:

1. What is a solid?
2. What does a solid look like? (describe)
3. What are the properties of a solid?
4. Can a solid change into another state of matter and if so which ones?
5. List 5 examples of a solid.

The Power Of Ice

Solids

Four Types Of Solids



 

 SolidsActivitySheet.doc

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIQUID LEADER

 

Observe and research liquids. Take notes to answer these questions:

1. What is a liquid?
2. What does a liquid look like? (describe)
3. What are the properties of a liquid?
4. Can a liquid change into another state of matter and if so which ones?
5. List 5 examples of a liquid.

Solids and Liquids

Liquids

Properties of Liquid



 

LiquidsActivitySheet.doc 

 

 

 

 

 

GAS GEEK

 

Observe and research gases. Take notes to answer these questions:

1. What is a gas?
2. What does a gas look like? (describe)
3. What are the properties of a gas?
4. Can a gas change into another state of matter and if so which ones?
5. List 5 examples of a gas.

Gases Around Us

Chemistry Tutor

Radon For Kids

Gas Quiz



 



 

GasesActivitySheet.doc 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLASMA PRO

 

Observe and research plasmas. Take notes to answer these questions:

1. What is a plasma?
2. What does a plasma look like? (describe)
3. What are the properties of a plasma?
4. Can a plasma change into another state of matter and if so which ones?
5. List 5 examples of a plasma.

Plasma Another State Of Matter

Amazing Plasmas

Plasma Science



 



 

 

 

 

 

 MATTER MASTER

 

Observe and research matter in general. Take notes to answer these questions:

1. What is matter?
2. How many states of matter are there?
3. How can matter change into different states?

What Is Matter

Animation Science

States of Matter Quiz

Properties of Matter Concentration

Properties of Matter Flowchart

Tech Topics: Matter

Matter Lab 



 

PROPERTIES OF MATTER

Dancing Raisins

Phase 3

Gather information on your own then come back together as a team and talk about what each of you found. Combine your research to create your final project as described above. Remember... YOUR superhero must beONE-OF-A-KIND! Make sure and keep your project a secret from the other teams and work quietly among yourselves!

Good luck!