Chemical and Physical Properties and Changes Card Sort Activity

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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39 pages
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  1. This chemistry card activity bundle covers Chemical and Physical Properties, Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures, Classifying Six Types of Chemical Reactions, Development of the Atomic Theory, Gas Laws, Qualitative & Quantitative Data, Radioactive Decay, States of Matter, Significant Figures, Endo
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Your kids need to practice, but worksheets have them bored to tears. This premium-quality Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes Sort provide you and your students endless opportunities for effective practice and review. Just copy, laminate, and cut and these versatile cards will add variety, engagement, and differentiation to your classroom and lessons.

Using A Card Sort

There are a variety of ways to use a card sort:

  • Preview—Working in groups, as an introduction to the lesson, students can sort these cards based on their prior experience. Use with or without the Category and Definition cards to change the difficulty of the activity based on your students abilities.
  • Practice—After teaching your students about classifying matter, students can work individually or in groups to practice classifying matter.
  • Review—These cards are great any time you feel your students need to review this skill.

Getting Started

  • Decide whether you are going to print in color or grayscale. The cards look great either way. Both options give you the choice to print with or without a back.
  • Decide how you are going to use the cards. The most economical method is to use in small groups. This allows you to print fewer card decks.
  • Print your card decks. Whether printing in color or grayscale, the cards should be printed on white card stock.
  • Laminating increases the useful life of the cards.
  • Cut apart your cards. The card sheets are designed to be printed at 100% on 8 1/2” x 11” paper. The economical 9-up design reduces the number of pages.
  • For an added touch of professional quality, try cutting some corners...literally. An inexpensive round corner punch not only makes the cards look better but makes them easier to handle.
  • Whether you use an envelope, a sandwich bag, or a rubber band, store your cards between uses so you have them the next year.

What’s Included

  • Four Category Cards
  • Six Description Cards
  • Eight Chemical Property Cards
  • Nine Physical Property Cards
  • Nine Physical Changes Cards
  • Nine Chemical Changes Cards
  • Full-color and grayscale cards with or without backside design
Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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