After an AMAZING classroom discussion, 6th graders in both classes worked through their understanding in the ways in which gases behave. They brought up various experiences with gases and how they behave (taking up the whole space in a container, leaving room for gas to be added/removed, and having the ability to expand and be compressed).
After quite a few students shared their thinking with the whole class, we worked through what our "consensus" should be. Great work (below is Mrs. Brinza's journal for what we agreed upon).
As students complete their States of Matter Concept Maps for our technology integration class, they'll be adding these ideas to their concept maps. Here's a sneak peak into some of their work!