An easy and exciting set of experiments that demonstrate chemical reaction and other science concepts! This resource includes three hands-on lessons aligned with NGSS for 5th grade and Middle School Chemistry. The three lessons use easy to find materials such as pennies and vinegar. The resource includes nonfiction passages and a CLOSE reading strategy and is also aligned with CCSS for reading informational text. In addition the resource includes flaps and folds for interactive notebooks and response pages with text dependent questions.
Lesson 1: Turning a Penny Greenish-Blue (oxidation)
Lesson 2: Cleaning a Tarnished Penny (chemical reaction)
Lesson 3: Turning a Nail Copper Colored (includes information on atoms and negative and positive charged particles)
The following NGSS are addressed:
5-PS1-1. Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
5-PS1-4.Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
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.
Cause and Effect
Scale, proportion and quantify
Science and Engineering Practices:
Planning and Carrying Out and Investigation
Analyzing and Interpreting data
Science Concepts Include:
Negative and positive chargers
Reading Skills Addressed Include:
Quoting text and explaining meaning
This individual resource is also available in the following bundles for a 20% savings
Chemical Reaction Bundle NGSS Aligned
NGSS Middle School Physical Science Bundle
Utah SEEd 6.2 Strand Physical Science Bundle
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