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Liquid Crystals

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ObjectiveLiquid Crystal

Have students explore liquid crystals by creating and observing handprints. They will then use liquid crystal thermometers to learn about the 3 states of matter and find out how temperature affects each state.

Upper elementary students can also use the liquid crystal papers to explore how heat is transferred through conduction. They will make a connection with specific changes of state during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation).

Subjects

Chemistry

Grade Levels

K-2, 3-5

Lesson Plan

Liquid Crystals

Student Sheets

Activity Sheet (K-2)

Activity Sheet (3-5)

Items included

Liquid Crystal Materials Checklist

Liquid Crystals – Google Presentation

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