Chemical Properties of Matter Lab Stations Activity

Chemical Properties of Matter Lab Stations Activity
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About SNAPs Lab Stations Activities
SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop students into proficient and competent scientific thinkers.

SNAPs lab activities have five components:
Science Skills Station to develop science skill proficiency
Narrative Station to build science literacy
Assessment Station to evaluate learning and understanding
Problem-Solving Station to foster engineering design
Synthesis/Summary Project to inspire higher-order learning

A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Next Generation Science Standards
This laboratory does not address a specific Next Generation Science Standard, but it complements concepts related to other NGSS. It combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the standard. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Chemical Properties Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. List important chemical properties of matter.
2. Describe the chemical properties of a substance.
3. Compare and contrast physical and chemical properties.
4. Identify an unknown substance based on its chemical properties.

Science Skills Station
Students will determine the chemical properties of three different substances at this station. They will determine the pH, reactivity, toxicity and flammability of the substances.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read an informational text about chemical and physical properties of matter and how they are important to identifying and describing substances. Students will also read an informational text about important chemical properties of matter.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to chemical properties. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will identify three unknown and similarly-looking substances based on their chemical properties. They will determine the unknown substances’ pH, reactivity, toxicity and flammability and from this, determine the matter of each substance.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Refer to the SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide for directions and suggestions on how to conduct the project.

This download includes:
• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

Additional Materials Required:
pH paper or litmus paper (6 per group)
Baking soda
Cotton balls
Lighter (with long tip)
Water
Distilled white vinegar
Isopropyl alcohol (70%)
6 Beakers or cups (per group)
2 Beakers (filled with water)
2 Graduated Cylinder
2 Cookie sheets or other metal surfaces
2 Pairs of Tongs
2 Teaspoon Measuring Devices
Tape and 2 Markers
1 Computer or Tablet

Important Note: Students will test the flammability of substances at the Science Skills and Problem-Solving Station. To do this, students will soak a cotton ball in the substance, place it on a metal sheet and try to ignite it. If students are unable to perform the flammability tests, you (the teacher) should perform the tests in front of the class. Students should record their observations as you perform the tests.

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• A FREE SNAPs Lab to learn more about my lab station activities
• All my Earth, Life, Physical or Nature of Science Lab Station Activities
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science PPs, Notes & Exams
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science INB Units
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Tiered Task Cards

Purchasing Options to Save you $$$:
• Save 35% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 45% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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