The activity described in this article introduces students to the concept of molecular motion and how it is affected by temperature using two simple ingredients: water and food coloring. In the hands of a highly effective science teacher, this activity will promote student inquiry, creative and critical thinking, effective communication, and cooperative learning. This activity is appropriate for use in both physical science and chemistry. The activity described here promotes National Science Education Content Standards A, B, and G, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2007 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Moore, Scott M. Jr. and Victorsen, Kara
"When Molecular Worlds Collide: Developing the Conceptual Groundwork Needed to Understand Molecular Motion,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 34
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol34/iss2/5