Your kids will love learning about chemical reactions and energy transfer with these two fun investigations done right in baggies! You will love the clear and simple rubric to assess the creation of a labeled model.
Your 5th or 6th graders will learn about...
Properties of matter
Energy transfer by measuring temperature
Creating & labeling a model
How to use a rubric to grade a model &
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Grade 5-
5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
5-PS1-4:Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Grade 6-
MSPS3-4 Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample. *this investigation does NOT address mass
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect
Energy and Matter
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Activities - Two simple science investigations that are done in baggies. Students Materials: baggies, graduated cylinder, 1/4 teaspoon, baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, yeast, thermometer, clock to time 30 seconds