This is a bundle that I created to use for my Teacher of the Year observation for the 2017-2018 school year. I designed an hour long hands-on lab to help my fifth grade students understand how to identify chemical changes based the indicators change in color, change in temperature, formation of a solid, and creation of gas/bubbles.
There are 5 stations that you will need to set up and have students rotate through with your supervision and assistance. The folder that you are purchasing includes the following resources:
-EDITABLE Detailed lesson plan with standards (Georgia Standards of Excellence & Next Generation Science Standards/NGSS), essential questions, materials, procedures, and assessment.
-Editable and PDF versions of student activity packet. The packet has materials, procedures for them to follow at each station, space for observations and conclusions for each reaction.
-Example of center rotations
-Picture of how I set up my stations, including one large picture of the whole room, and a collage of the tables with kids working at them (faces cropped out).
This is one of the bigger activities that I did this year and will require some prep-work to get all of the materials together. I found that the more I did to set up, the smoother it ran. Using color-coded butcher paper on the tables with the shapes drawn on them, set up in a circle for rotation purposes, seemed to help as well.
Other than that, this activity is very self explanatory and ready to implement. Your admin will be impressed at the hands-on activities you are providing your students, and the kids will appreciate having FUN while learning! This is an activity they talked about for a long time afterward :)
The specific standards that are addressed in this lesson/laboratory are:
S5P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical change.
S5P1a. Plan and carry out investigations of physical changes by manipulating, separating and mixing dry and liquid materials.
S5P1c. Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if a chemical change occurred based on observable evidence (color, gas, temperature change, odor, new substance produced).
**Please make sure to review lab safety with your students before doing this activity!