We’ve Got the Solution!

Different objects

Big Ideas: 

  • The particle theory of matter helps to explain the physical characteristics of matter.
  • Matter can be classified according to its physical characteristics.


Inquiry Skills Used

This is a scientific inquiry/investigation, not research.

Safety Considerations

Wear goggles for the mixing of the rice and salt as well as the Where to Go from Here, rubbing alcohol and water extension.


This activity helps to illustrate the particle theory and how it applies to solutions.  Some earlier work using the particle theory is a prerequisite.

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