Solids, Liquids, and Gases Science Projects

Solids, Liquids, and Gases Science Projects

by Robert Gardner

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Overview

How is it possible to make sugar disappear? Can you measure the mass of air? What are the unusual behaviors of water? These physical science experiments will help you learn about the states of matter and about the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. The ideas introduced in this book, along with details of the scientific method, will help you to perform challenging, educational, and fun science fair projects!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781464402210
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Series: Exploring Hands-On Science Projects (Enslow)
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,206,223
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

The Scientific Method 8

Chapter 1 Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids 17

1.1 The States of Matter 19

1.2 Measuring the Volume of Matter 23

1.3 Measuring the Mass in Matter 29

1.4 Mass and Inertia 33

1.5 Mass and Volume Together: The Density of Liquids and Solids 34

1.6 Density and Floating 38

Chapter 2 Finding the Mass and Density of Gases 40

2.1 Measuring the Mass of Air 41

2.2 Measuring the Mass of Water in Air and in Water 42

2.3 Measuring the Mass of a Solid in Water 44

2.4 Checking Upon Archimedes' Buoyancy Idea 47

2.5 Measuring the Mass of Gases 49

2.6 Carbon Dioxide: A Heavier Gas 51

2.7 Helium: A Lighter Gas 54

2.8 The Density of Carbon Dioxide Gas 56

2.9 The Density of Other Gases 59

Chapter 3 Making Solids and Liquids Disappear and Reappear 63

3.1 Making Solids Disappear 64

3.2 Making Solids Reappear 68

3.3 Making Liquids Disappear 71

3.4 Making a Liquid Reappear (and a Gas Appear) 72

3.5 Temperature and Making Liquids Disappear 74

3.6 Making Solids Disappear as Liquids Appear and Vice Versa 77

3.7 Making a Liquid Appear in a Chemical Reaction 80

3.8 Liquids Disappearing in Other Liquids 82

3.9 Diffusion 84

Chapter 4 Liquid Surface Tension and Viscosity 89

4.1 Heaping Liquids 90

4.2 Climbing Liquids 92

4.3 Measuring Surface Tension 96

4.4 Viscosity (Thickness) 99

4.5 Solid or Liquid? 101

Chapter 5 Conductivity and the Effects of Temperature on Matter 102

5.1 Electrical Conductivity 103

5.2 Thermal (Heat) Conductivity of Solids 107

5.3 Thermal Conductivity of Liquids and Gases 110

5.4 The Effect of Temperature on Gases and Liquids 113

5.5 The Effect of Temperature on Solids 116

5.6 Water's Strange Behavior 119

5.7 Convection 121

Further Reading 124

Index 126

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