LSOP Live: The Heart of the Matter, January 22, 2021
This week, we are trying something new! We treat topics that are part of the state science standards, to better connect with what students are learning in school.
This week, we consider the following fact: matter is made of atoms. Understanding this helps understand matter’s appearance and its behavior. Why is steel bouncy? (It is—very bouncy.) Why do grains of salt have the shape they do? (They are cubes, as we’ll show.) We also show you what oxygen looks like when it is liquid, and show you how to visualize—to actually see, with your eyes—the motion of molecules.
It’s pretty cool.