Particles in Motion

Particles in Motion is a multimedia package developed jointly by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Originally published as a CD-ROM, it contains video clips and animations to support the teaching of basic ideas of chemistry in the 11-14 science curriculum. Topics covered include states of matter, melting, boiling, freezing, sublimation, kinetic theory, diffusion, condensing, distillation, fractional distillation, dissolving, filtration and chromatography. The materials can be used by students working independently, or by a teacher with a whole class using a data projector or interactive whiteboard.

To view the package, the files need to be downloaded and installed on an individual computer. The package can then be used as a complete stand-alone resource, or individual animations and video clips can be extracted and used independently.

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