Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Can Matter Change Its State? - Frying Ice!

Today we investigated weather or not matter can change its state. 

We heated up my old, black, cast iron frying pan on a hot plate and when it was good and hot, we dropped a block of ice in it.

 We quickly discovered the answer to our question! 

We had a good discussion about what it takes to change the state of matter - heat (thermal) energy and we referred to several interactive SmartBoard graphics for additional information.

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