How does heating or cooling affect the compressibility

of solids, liquids and gases?

Discover with IntoScience!

With IntoScience, students explore the compressibility of solids, liquids and gases using interactive syringes. Students are able to relate the compressibility of matter to real-world application through examining solid-, liquid- and air-filled tyres.

With detailed lesson guides for each activity, teaching the ‘States of Matter’ topic is made simple and fun!

Australian Curriculum: Science – Years 7 & 8

IntoScience Course Outline – Activity: Compressing matter


Modelling the arrangement of particles in solids, liquids and gases [ACSSU151-2]

Inquiry skills:

Questioning and predicting

  • Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge [ACSIS139]
    • using information and knowledge from their own investigations and secondary sources to predict the expected results from an investigation [ACSIS139-3]

Processing and Analysing Data and Information

  • Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions [ACSIS145]
    • drawing conclusions based on a range of evidence including primary and secondarysources [ACSSU145-2]

General capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking