Girls, get ready for our trip through the states of matter!
Can't wait, Mrs. Smith!
The students are getting ready to go on a field trip
How are we already here? Also, how is our bus a submarine?
It's magic! We are here at our first destination.
The ice around is a solid which is a state of matter. All solids have a definite shape and volume. The particles only vibrate in place so they cannot flow. All the particles are closely packed and the interaction between the particles is very strong.
So a rock would be a solid, right?
Yes! Now if we add heat to ice...
It turns into water!! As we all can see, the ocean is made up water. Water is a liquid which is one of the states of matter. All liquids have a definite volume but an indefinte shape. The particles move around each other and are close but still able to flow.
So would the interaction between the particles be strong but not as strong as a solid?
Yes, that is absolutely right! Now, if we add heat to water we get...