If everything is either matter or energy, what are thoughts and emotions? How does plasma merit being the most common state of matter in the universe? What are the similarities and differences between the processes that form dew on a lawn in the summer and frost on a car windshield in the winter?
Our world is made of matter and energy. Matter is the stuff and energy is the potential for that stuff to change. They are interconnected. This curriculum unit promotes an investigation of matter and phase changes and their relation to thermal energy. Content is described and a hands-on approach is encouraged via suggestions for discourse, demonstrations, activities, and experiments.