Science 8 Unit A Mix and Flow of Matter

Topic 1 Matter on the Move

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Topic 2 Mixing and Dissolving

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BGRSLOGOsmall.jpgInvestigation: How Does Temperature Affect Solubility?

Salt Dissolving In Water A excellent Flash movie showing what happens to salt molecules when added to water.

Topic 3 Separating Earth's Mixtures

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Distillation and Fractional Distillation

BGRSLOGOsmall.jpgFractional Distillation Take a virtual tour of a typical oil refinery

BGRSLOGOsmall.jpgFractional Distillation This learning object is a detailed explanation of the distillation of crude oil.

Topic 4 Flow Rate and Viscosity

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BGRSLOGOsmall.jpgMix and Flow of Matter - use interactive learning objects to help understand the properties of fluids and technologies developed to provide solutions to practical problems.

Topic 5 Density

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Topic 6 Buoyancy

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Density and Buoyancy When will objects float and when will they sink? Learn how buoyancy works with blocks. Arrows show the applied forces, and you can modify the properties of the blocks and the fluid. Lab Report

Buoyancy Explorer - "Does it float or sink? Use this virtual experiment to try different solids and liquids. Guess what will happen. Then drop the blocks into the liquids and see for yourself. "
Buoyant Forces In Liquids This Java applet shows a simple experiment concerning the buoyancy in a liquid: A solid body hanging from a spring balance is dipped into a liquid.

Topic 7 Fluid Pressure

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Pipeline Pressure, here you can explore activities to learn the basics about pipelines and flowing fluids. Start by clicking on the first hotspot below to begin your adventure!

How Airbags Work

Topic 8 Fluid Systems

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Hydrostatic Pressure in Liquids In this Java simulation the hydrostatic pressure of a liquid is measured with an U-tube manometer.
How Hydraulic Systems Work Explanation with animation.

How Submarines Work