In 1879, Sir William Crookes discovered the fourth state of matter, plasma. The presentation covers states of matter, phase changes, density, pressure Pascal's Principle, buoyant force, Archimedes' Principle, Bernoulli's Principle, Torricelli's Principle, viscosity, turbulence, cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and more. The presentation is the ninth in a 17-part series.
- Begin the presentation by asking students which state of matter is most common in the universe; most won't realize that it is actually plasma
- Divide the class into groups and have each research one of the scientists mentioned in the presentation: Pascal, Archimedes, Bernoulli, and Torricelli
- Requires a strong math background
- Covers the topic comprehensively, so you do not need to supplement it with any outside text
- Utilizes guided practice problems throughout