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Chemical Reaction Elephant's Toothpaste Lab With Interactive Notebook Flaps

Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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24 pages
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Elephants Toothpaste is such an exciting and dramatic hands-on science experiment that students will be motivated to read the passages and find out the scientific information about what is happening. The hands-on experiment has clear directions and great followup pages and interactive notebook flaps and folds. This unit starts with phenomena to engage students.

This resource has several lessons on chemical reactions through making Elephant'sToothpaste. This resource includes lesson plans, interactive notebook flaps and folds, nonfiction text passages, a Close Reading activity, follow up pages for the nonfiction passage that include text dependent questions and more flaps and folds for the interactive notebook.

This resource is aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)

for 5th grade 5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

MS-PS1-6. Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.

And Utah SEEd Standard 6.2.1 Develop models to show that molecules are made of different kinds, proportions

and quantities of atoms. Emphasize understanding that there are

differences between atoms and molecules, and that certain combinations

of atoms form specific molecules.

This resource is also aligned with Utah Core 5th Grade Science Standard 1

Students will understand that chemical and physical changes occur in matter.

Science Concepts Addressed:

Chemical vs. Physical change

Characteristics of a chemical reaction


Recording Observations

Exothermic Reaction

Decomposition Reaction


Reading Informational Text Skills Addressed:

Author's Purpose

Cause and Effects

Main Idea and Supporting Details


Reading back in the text

Answering Text Dependent Questions

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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