Personal Connections 29 January 2013

Dear Parents and Students,

We have been conducting experiments to see how gases and liquids expand and contract. They take in heat, their temperature gets higher and the substance expands. We were investigating how heat energy makes the molecules move around faster, which results in them taking up more space.

We have also been inquiring into how permanent changes can result when a substance is heated or mixed with another. We investigated how baking soda and vinegar joined together to create a new substance, carbon dioxide. It was also interesting to see how carbon dioxide extinguishes flames.

This Week’s Personal Connections Task

You have a slip of paper in your bag with your Mangahigh URL and login details.
Try all of the challenges that I have set on Mangahigh. You need to practise at least 3-4 times over the week for 15-20 minutes at a time. You may need to attempt some of the challenges more than once to achieve medal status.
We will continue to tally up our class medals, so try your best to contribute to our overall score.
Let me know if you require more challenging activities.

Tasks Due Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th respectively.