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from Wicked Local Belmont
By Joanna Tzouvelis
Chenery Middle School fifth graders recently participated in hands-on workshops to learn about the physical changes of matter. Leading the workshops was Jody Harris, an instructor from the Discovery Museum which organizes about 1,700 workshops annually for more than 100 towns in Massachusetts.
Harris gave students a lesson on the physical properties of solids, liquids and gases using dry ice and liquid nitrogen. They saw how liquid water changes to gas, how flowers and rubber bands shatter, how a banana can be turned into a hammer and how solid metal can shrink in a matter of seconds. Students then had the opportunity to break up into groups and experiment with dry ice activities at five different stations. READ MORE