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Ch 3: Holt Physical Science Chapter 3: States of Matter

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The States of Matter chapter of this Holt Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential physical science lessons of the states of matter. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the States of Matter textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Physical Science States of Matter chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the states of matter topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The states of matter, including solids, liquids, gases and plasma
  • The kinetic molecular theory
  • Characteristics of fluids in physics
  • Boyle's Law and Charles' Law
  • Phase changes, including evaporation, condensation, freezing, melting, sublimation and deposition

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7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Holt Physical Science Chapter 3: States of Matter
States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

1. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

2. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

This lesson explores the kinetic molecular theory and how it pertains to the properties of solids and liquids. You'll learn the properties of solids and liquids, discover the types of intermolecular attractions that occur between them and gain an understanding how phase changes happen.

Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

3. Fluids in Physics: Definition and Characteristics

Fluids really know how to move! As flowing materials, fluids have some unique properties that help us understand and describe them. In this lesson you'll explore what fluids are and how they are defined in the world of physics.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

4. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

What makes a gas ideal? What types of characteristics do ideal gases have? In this lesson, we will discuss the many characteristics of gases and how knowing the microscopic properties of gas particles will help you understand the macroscopic properties of a gas.

Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

5. Boyle's Law: Gas Pressure and Volume Relationship

Have you ever wondered how an air powered water gun works? It uses the fantastic properties of gases to make a summer day more enjoyable! In this lesson, we will be discussing Boyle's Law and the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

Charles' Law: Gas Volume and Temperature Relationship

6. Charles' Law: Gas Volume and Temperature Relationship

In this lesson, we will discover why the wind blows and what causes a hot air balloon to rise, a couple of the applications of Charles' Law that explain the relationship between the volume and temperature of a gas.

Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

7. Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

Substances on Earth can exist in one of four phases, but mostly, they exist in one of three: solid, liquid or gas. Learn the six changes of phase: freezing, melting, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition.

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