Time Required: 115–155 minutes
In The Lab, students will:

Answer three questions on the best protocol for storing, transporting, and thawing blood plasma. To do so, they will conduct or view a series of investigations during which they will discover the relationships between thermal energy, particle motion, and states of matter. They will then apply their knowledge to evaluate recommendations from three doctors and draw a conclusion on the best protocol.

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on qualitative molecular level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show that adding or removing thermal energy increases or decreases kinetic energy of the particles until a change of state occurs. Examples of models could include drawing and diagrams. Examples of particles could include molecules or inert atoms. Examples of pure substances could include water, carbon dioxide, and helium.]