|Here we are as a bunch of solid molecules, packed together tightly |
that we kept our shape as one class solid!
|When we morphed into liquid molecules, we broke apart,|
stayed somewhat near each other, and occasionally bumped into each other.
|As gas molecules, we moved about very freely apart from one another|
and rarely ever bumped into each other.
Later in the week, we created slime to help us understand the different properties of a solid and a liquid. Since slime is a special type of matter (a polymer) it has qualities of both a solid and a liquid. For example, you can hold it in your hand like a solid or it can take the shape of a container (a baggie) like a liquid.
Huge thank to @ScienceBob for the slime recipe we used, which can be found HERE.