This hands-on 5 E inquiry lesson is designed to teach students about chemical reactions, chemical change and the difference between a chemical change and a physical change. It is aligned with NGSS for 5th grade and Middle School but could be used in grades 3-7. This lesson includes a short informational text piece, inserts for Interactive Notebooks and directions for folding the inserts. This experiment is lively and fun and engages students in the scientific practice of planning and carrying out an investigation. the materials needed are household, inexpensive materials like baking soda, vinegar, Kool-Aid packet and lemon juice.
This lesson addresses NGSS:
NGSS 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.
MS-PS-1 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
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.
It also addresses the Science and Engineering Practices:
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
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