Materials, Properties & States Zone

Materials, Properties & States Zone

From elements, compounds and electrons, to liquids, gases and solids, learn all about the things that make up our physical world!

Understanding what makes up the things that surround us every day can be more complex than it appears. Getting hands-on with materials is key, but VR provides you with another way to place this learning in context. Explore how materials can be used, how they change, and the different states of matter, from solids to liquids and gases.

Take a look at the practical applications of materials on a construction site or immerse yourself in the water cycle to see how evaporation and condensation power life on Earth.

All of the scenes contained within this zone are shown below:

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The Rock Cycle

Explore the landscape and learn about the Rock Cycle
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Neutralisation Reactions

Explore the mouth and learn about the neutralisation reaction between acids and alkalis.
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Separating Materials

Explore the desert island and learn how water can be separated from a mixture.
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Acids and Alkalis

Explore the chef's kitchen and learn about acids and alkalis we use everyday.
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Distillation

Explore the oil refinery and learn about distillation of crude oil.
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Chemical Reactions

Explore the chemical reaction and learn about the changes that take place.
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The Periodic Table

Explore the periodic table and learn about the elements and their properties.
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Displacement Reaction

Explore the science laboratory and observe reactivity of metals through a displacement reaction.
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Reactions of Carbonates

Explore the ancient ruins and learn about reactions of carbonates with acids and how chemical erosion happens.
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Reactions of Metal

Explore the different metal objects and learn about how they react with acid, water and oxygen.
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The Carbon Cycle

Explore the natural environment and learn about how Carbon is vital to living things ad recycled in the carbon Cycle
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What are Atoms?

Explore the scene and learn about the structure of atoms.
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CERN and Subatomic Particles

Explore the Hadron Collider and learn about how subatomic particles were discovered.
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Radioactivity

Explore the scene and Learn about the types of radiation emitted by unstable atoms.
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The Building Blocks of the Universe

Explore the solar system and learn how atoms make up all matter in the known universe. Get a sense of scale and magnitude of the universe relative to subatomic particles.
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How Fossils are Made

Travel back millions of years to see ammonites swimming the prehistoric oceans and dinosaurs roaming the lands! If the conditions are right, once these creatures have died and become covered, the hard parts of their bodies will slowly turn to fossils deep underground, and with a bit of luck they might eventually be discovered in modern times.
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Combustion

Visit our new race track to learn about Combustion. The scene will describe the important elements that are needed for combustion and provide examples of combustion in a variety of forms.
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Changing States

Enter our virtual lab and explore the changing states of matter from solid to liquid and then gas. Here you can see the particles in a solid block of ice and observe their movement as heat is applied.
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Construction Site

What makes a good material for building a house and why? Take the opportunity to explore a construction site in safety and find out all about the properties of common materials.
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Recycling Plant

How exactly do different materials get recycled and processed to make them useful again? Step inside the rooms of our recycling centre to watch as glass, plastic and more are transformed into something new.

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