In this activity, students will observe physical and chemical changes to create a list of indicators of each type of change. Then, students will use this list to determine if additional changes are chemical or physical. Finally, students may have the opportunity to carry out a chemical reaction by making a bouncy ball from common household ingredients.
Meets NGSS Standards:
5-PS1-4 Conduct investigations to determine whether the mixing of two substances results in a new substance.
DCI PS1-B When two or more substances are mixed, a new substance with different properties may be formed. Total mass remains the same.
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