Process



1) You'll be assigned to a team of four students who will research an assigned state of matter: solid, liquid, gas or plasma
2) These are the roles available:
  • Lead Scientist
  • Media Specialist
  • Keynote Engineer
  • Head WriterRead the descriptions for each role (see below) and select the role each of you will play. Turn in the form "Team Roles Contract" to the teacher.
3) Once you've picked a role to play, discuss some general knowledge of the States of Matter based on the reading you did for today and the information in Chapter 16 of the textbook.
4) As a group, brainstorm "good" and "bad" examples of your assigned state of matter. Be sure to discuss why your group thinks the examples are "good" or "bad." Decide as a group which two substances you will research.
5) Begin specific research of your assigned state of matter: solid, liquid, gas or plasma. Be sure to answer both the general questions and the questions specific for your state of matter, found at the bottom of this page.

Here is a list of possible websites for you to consider:

**http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/states_of_matter.htm**
**http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/atoms/states.html**
**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_(matter)**
**http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/state.html**
**http://whyfiles.org/071questions/3.html**
**http://itl.chem.ufl.edu/2045_s00/lectures/lec_f.html**

6) Prepare Keynote Presentation.
7) Prepare and submit Quiz.
8) Prepare and/or provide a Review Sheet for your presentation.
9) Present Keynote to class. Each member of the team should speak during the presentation. Remember NOT to include all of your text on the slides.

GROUP ROLES

Lead Scientist

The lead scientist takes charge of organizing the research for the group. Conducting the research is not the sole responsibility of the lead scientist; all members of the group will help conduct research.
Main responsibilities of the Lead Scientist:
  • Collect research related to the group’s assigned state of matter.
  • Assign research activities to other group members:
    • It is also expected that the lead scientist ensure that a variety of resources (book, periodical, encyclopedia, Internet, etc.) are being used in the data collection process by all group members.
    • The lead scientist should also hold the other group members accountable for their efforts and ensure that the information collected is cited properly.
  • Organize and collect data/information acquired by other group members.
  • Prepare references slide for the Keynote presentation.
  • Voice the group's concerns, problems and needs to the instructor.
  • Serve as a resource when needed in the other areas of the project.

Media Specialist

As the media specialist, you will focus on acquiring the raw multimedia materials for inclusion in the Keynote presentation being prepared by your group. The multimedia materials collected may include: pictures, graphics, audio and possibly video. It is expected that you will play a significant role in the creation of the PowerPoint presentation and should assist the Keynote Engineer during final production.

Main responsibilities of the Media Specialist:
  • Collect multimedia resources
  • Organize multimedia collected by other members of the production team:
    • Hold other group members accountable for their efforts
    • Ensure that group members are assisting in the collection of multimedia files.
  • Create a backup of all multimedia materials.
  • Assume responsibility for creation of phase diagrams to be included in the Keynote presentation.
  • Serve as a production assistant to the Keynote Engineer.
  • Serve as a resource when needed in the other areas of the project.

Keynote Engineer

The Keynote engineer will focus on the actual construction of the group's Keynote presentation. The engineer will need to communicate with the other members of the group to ensure that the final product reflects the input of all members. The engineer will also work very closely with the media specialist to obtain the multimedia materials to be used in the creation of the final presentation, and to gain assistance in the final stages of production. It will be essential that the engineer begin the framework of the presentation as soon as possible (even while the other members are still researching information and acquiring materials) to ensure that the presentation is ready by the given deadline.
Main responsibilities of the Keynote Engineer:
  • Direct the production of the Keynote presentation.
  • Solicit input from other group members to ensure that all ideas and opinions are considered in the final production.
  • Set a production timetable for the timely completion of the assignment.
  • Work closely with the Lead Scientist to make sure that all necessary information is included in the Keynote presentation.
  • Work closely with the Media Specialist so that the collected multimedia materials are effectively incorporated into the final Keynote presentation.
  • Assume responsibility for the final production of the review sheet for your group.
  • Ensure that each group member contributes to the review sheet.
  • Serve as a resource when needed in the other areas of the project.

Head Writer
The head writer is mainly responsible for ensuring that a timetable for the production is set and adhered to by the group. This task involves the coordination of the entire team's efforts and overseeing many aspects of the planning and production phases. A key role of the head writer will be also be designing, writing and editing the voice-over narration script for the final production. The head writer in effect manages the production and keeps the group on-task during all stages of production. The head writer will also be responsible for acting as liaison between the group and the instructor, if and when problems or concerns arise. The head writer will be involved in all areas of the assignment, assisting in research, multimedia collection, and the final Keynote production and narration recording.
Main responsibilities of the Head Writer:
  • Ensure that the information collected is presented in a clear and organized manner for inclusion in the final Keynote presentation.
  • Write the text for the Keynote presentation.
  • Work closely with the Keynote Engineer in the production of your Keynote presentation.
  • Assume responsibility for the final production of the quiz for your group.
  • Ensure that each group member contributes questions for the quiz.
  • Serve as a resource when needed in the other areas of the project.


Gases questions

Liquids questions

Solids questions


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