This a set of 40 small cards that I created to use with an interactive notebook. On each card is either a property or a change that can be classified as chemical or physical. These can be used in a variety of ways.
•Without telling them the goal of the lesson, have students group items without giving them guidance. See what categories they come up with to generate discussion. Use this as an intro into the properties of matter and chemical and physical changes.
•Give each student a card then divide up the room into Chemical and Physical sides. Sort yourselves & check to be sure all in the right spot. Have students share how they know it is physical / chemical with the class.
•Glue two small envelopes in an interactive notebook, labeled Chemical and Physical. Sort the slips and store in the correct envelope
•Laminate and sort as a quick tabletop review that’s reusable.
•Have students write on the back whether it is chemical or physical, like flashcards. Keep for study.