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Chapter 13: States of Matter
Solids and Fluids
This online physics chapter describes fluids and solids. Visit this site and explain the difference between solids and fluids.

The Plasma States of Matter

Here is an excellent overview of plasma. What is it, and where is it found in space?

About Wing Slats
This is part of a page for Michael Crichton's novel Airframe. Try out the Shockwave flight simulator and learn how wing slats produce lift.

Here you'll find an extensive Archimedes site with links to different Archimedes-related sites. Click on the "Golden Crown" link to find out how he discovered buoyant force.

Buoyancy Force
Learn about buoyancy force. Alter the mass of the log, mass added to the log, density, log length, and log radius to see if it will still float in water.

Aerogel Research at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
This page describes NASA‚s research into aerogels. Use the links to discover everyday uses of aerogels.

Silica Aerogels
This site describes the development, manufacture, and usage of silica aerogels by the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Visit the picture gallery and learn how aerogels are made.


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