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Physics : Particle model of matter 1


Students will study the fundamental behaviour of particles, ranging from density to gas pressure.

The main SMSC/Personal Development content of this topic includes: PD15 – Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
PD20 – Working Scientifically Assessments and hinge questions as formative assessment.

The main UN Rights of a Child covered are No.13 – Sharing thoughts freely and No17 – Access to Information.

Example Key Words


Mass per unit volume. SI Unit is kg/m3, sometimes measured in g/cm3.


The form in which matter exists – solid, liquid or gas. Substances can change between states.


Occurs on the surface of a liquid as it changes into a gas. The liquid does not need to be at its boiling point.

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