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Matter

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the nature of paper, water and the structure of the atom. There is a self test and also ideas for further research. These are accompanied by a timeline of discoveries about the atom, and a pdf document ‘Nanotechnology’. The object requires Adobe Flash Player ...

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Laptop wrap: Modelling atoms

A page with a focus on exploring different models of the atom. Includes tasks to present models of the atom.

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Physical science: nuclear decay

Discover what happens to the nuclei of atoms during nuclear decay. Play simulations of different types of nuclear decay affecting atoms of different elements. Using the atomic numbers and mass numbers of the atoms, write hypotheses predicting the particles emitted and the daughter nuclei of the decay. Test your understanding ...

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VisChem topic 13: redox reactions

This web page contains a video, animations and a student worksheet investigating the redox reaction between copper metal and silver ions. The animations show important molecular-level segments from the video.

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Large Hadron Collider discovery, 2012

Have you heard of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)? Watch this clip to find out about a scientific discovery at the LHC that left physicists uncharacteristically emotional. Catalyst's Dr Derek Muller takes you inside the LHC and talks to scientists there about the discovery of the Higgs boson and what it means for our understanding ...

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Amazing materials from rearranged carbon atoms

Explore the different forms (allotropes) of the chemical element carbon. You will be surprised at how different the allotropes are.Meet key scientists, such as Harry Kroto, who have made amazing discoveries about new forms of carbon. Visualise how the atoms and outer electrons are arranged in different forms, so you can ...

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Electromagnetic radiation

Do you know how radios transmit sound, or how ultraviolet light travels through the air? Listen to Bernie Hobbs explain electromagnetic radiation and discover what radios, ultraviolet light, x-rays and nuclear blasts have in common. Find out about their energy levels, how they travel from place to place, and at what speed, ...

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CERN legend stuff of angels and demons

This ABC article or podcast by Dr Karl describes and outlines the role of the particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider and how it is helping to research the nature of mass. This article is dated (2008) as some significant results from the Large Hadron Collider have since been announced.

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How do touchscreens work?

Ever wondered how swiping your finger makes a touchscreen work? In this animation, see how invisible electric fields mess with your finger so your phone can pinpoint what you're touching.

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What is an optical dog nose?

What do you think an 'optical dog nose' is? Watch this video to find out how this technology can be used in the real world. Can you think of some other potential applications for this technology?

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases: assessment

Test your understanding of the nature of solids, liquids and gases. Compare levels of magnification. Identify substances made of only one type of atom or molecule. Decide whether a substance is a solid, liquid or gas by looking at its particles. Identify substances based on their particle behaviour. At the end, you can ...

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Interpreting changes of state

Heat ice and record the temperature and states of water at specified times. Plot a graph of temperature against time and relate sections of the graph to the states of water. Observe animations of water particles over time and explain the shape of the graph in terms of particle theory. Predict the shape of the graph when ...

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Changes of state: solid to liquid

Select a substance such as ice and explore how physical changes of state can be brought about by supplying heat energy to the substance. Observe what happens when heat energy is removed. Observe the changes of state at both the physical and particle levels. Explain the different properties of solids and liquids in terms ...

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Changes of state: solid to gas

Select a substance such as iodine and explore how physical changes of state can be brought about by supplying heat energy to the substance. Observe what happens when heat energy is removed. Observe the changes of state at both the physical and particle levels. Explain the different properties of solids and gases in terms ...

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Changes of state: liquid to gas

Select a substance such as liquid water and explore how physical changes of state can be brought about by supplying heat energy to the substance. Observe what happens when heat energy is removed. Observe the changes of state at both the physical and particle levels. Explain the different properties of liquids and gases ...

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Interpreting changes of state: heating

Heat ice and record the temperature and states of water at specified times. Plot a graph of temperature against time and relate sections of the graph to the states of water. Observe animations of water particles over time and explain the shape of the graph in terms of particle theory. This learning object is the first in ...

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Interpreting changes of state: cooling

Predict the shape of the graph when water vapour is cooled to solid ice. Observe physical and particle animations of the changes that occur during cooling and confirm prediction of graph shape. This learning object is the second in a series of two sequential objects that are also available as a combined learning object.

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Matter: evaporation: assessment

Test your understanding of the particle model by explaining temperature changes and changes of state. Answer five multiple-choice questions and give your reasoning for each answer. Look at particle-level animations and relate them to the observable physical changes. View and print a report on your work. This assessment ...

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Matter: change of state: assessment

Test your understanding of the particle model by explaining temperature changes, changes of state and energy flows. Look at particle-level animations and relate them to the observable physical changes. Sequence animations and text to describe changes of state. Answer multiple-choice questions and give your reasoning for ...

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Atomic structure and properties - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how year 10 students were introduced to the periodic table, atomic structure and chemical properties. Learning objects were used during the introductory sessions to assist students in understanding and engaging with these challenging concepts. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled ...