Particle Motion
Updated: 4/7/2021
Particle Motion

Storyboard Text

  • Solid
  • I'm Samuel the Solid. It sure is very crowded here on this beach!
  • Liquid
  • I'm Liquid Larson and it seems like many people have left due to the rising heat.
  • Gas
  • I'm Gabe the gas. There seems to be a lot of space here in the beach.
  • The molecules here in a solid are closely packed together. A solid is characterized by a shape and volume. They do expand when heated at high temperatures. The molecules stay very still and close to each other just like in this scene.
  • Plasma
  • I'm Plasma Pablo and I'm so happy to be here at the beach even though I have lost sight of my friends!
  •  Liquids will flow and fill the lowest portion of a container, taking on the shape of the container but not changing in volume. The molecules here are slightly organized due to the rising heat. Just like in this scene, the molecules have more space between each other due to the heat from the sun. In liquids, particles are quite close together moving more freely.
  • Gas is a state of matter that has no fixed shape and no fixed volume. Gases have lower density than other states of matter, such as solids and liquids. They expand to fill the container and are easily compressed. The molecules are not organized leaving a lot of space. In this scene, one molecule is seen to have a lot of space due to them spreading everywhere because of the heat from the sun. In gasses, particles are moving constantly in all direction.
  • Plasmas have no fixed shape or volume, and are less dense than solids or liquids. The molecules are so hot that their own electrons have been stripped away and move freely. Plasma molecules are also seen to move very fast. In this scene, the one molecule is very active and has lost sight of his electrons(friends).