How do particles behave inside solids, liquids and gases?

In this lesson, we will learn that all matter is made up of particles. Particles are arranged in different ways in solids, liquids and gases giving them different properties. We will also learn how scientists use diagrams to represent the arrangement of particles.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Gases fill the shape of their container.

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Q2.Liquids have a fixed shape.

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Q3.Solids cannot be compressed.

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Q4.Liquids can be compressed.

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Q5.Gases can flow.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Gases fill the shape of their container.

1/5

Q2.Liquids have a fixed shape.

2/5

Q3.Solids cannot be compressed.

3/5

Q4.Liquids can be compressed.

4/5

Q5.Gases can flow.

5/5

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How do particles behave inside solids, liquids and gases?

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Q1.Particles in a solid are...

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Q2.Particles in a liquid are...

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Q3.Particles in a gas are...

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Q4.Particles in a gas are...

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Q5.Particles in a solid are...

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How do particles behave inside solids, liquids and gases?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Particles in a solid are...

1/5

Q2.Particles in a liquid are...

2/5

Q3.Particles in a gas are...

3/5

Q4.Particles in a gas are...

4/5

Q5.Particles in a solid are...

5/5

Lesson summary: How do particles behave inside solids, liquids and gases?

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