Phase Diagrams

This is one phase you'll enjoy going through with your class! Young chemists discover the components of phase diagrams in a video lesson. The narrator discusses temperature and pressure, then shows how their interaction affects the state of the substance participants are observing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Students can make their own example diagrams alongside the narrator during the video
  • Demonstrate the triple point of water so the class can observe the phenomenon
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have an understanding of the states of matter, as well as boiling and melting points, to watch the video
Pros

  • Presents content in simple but correct terms
  • Animations facilitate comprehension of the relationship between temperature and pressure in determining the state of matter
Cons

  • None
Common Core