Learning objects Types of matter: particles

TLF ID L5820

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that what they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water contains particles. This learning object is the first in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students interpret atomic-level views of substances.
  • Students consistently apply a particle model to all substances.
Educational value
  • Shows atomic-level views of substances.
  • Requires students to decide whether all substances consist of particles.
  • Provides feedback to user input.
  • Includes an option to print a fact sheet summarising the particle nature of matter.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Common substances
    • Science/Comprehension
    • Science/Basic properties
    • Science/Investigation
    • Science/Inferences
    • Science/Observable properties
    • Science/Particle model
    • Science/Matter
    • Science/Properties
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Abstraction;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.