Chemistry Critical Thinking Challenges

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Challenge your students to show you what they have learned about chemistry with these open-ended problem solving challenges for properties of chemical and physical reactions that you can do safely in your classroom as independent tasks or science stations. Students can practice working through the scientific process to answer several different questions. These are designed like STEM or STEAM challenges.

Each challenge includes teacher instructions and a student task poster. Student planning pages (for individuals and groups), self-assessment pages (for individuals and groups), a marking guide and a few hints to make modifications (without extra prep) for a variety of student needs. Hints for marking strategies are included with examples. The "answers" to the challenges are not included as these tasks are meant to focus on the process not the "answer."

These tasks require students to have access to several household products to use for experimenting. There is a complete list included in the product, but they are everyday items you might find in your kitchen or cleaning cupboard.

The challenges include:
The Lava Cup, The Great Race, Where Are My Bubbles At?, Can You Make a Solid?, Is There Air in There?, Can You Make It Float?, Acid or Base?, Salt or Sand?, Which Soap is Best?, Separate the Mixture?, What Amount? and Invisible Message.

This product has been classroom tested with several groups of fifth grade students. It kept them VERY busy and challenged them.

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What our customers have said about this product:

***Thank you! Just what I need to get my GATE students thinking like scientists! (Thanks Tracy F!)

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Thank you for your consideration! Happy critical thinking from the Brain Ninjas!
Total Pages
42
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Chemistry Critical Thinking Challenges
Chemistry Critical Thinking Challenges
Chemistry Critical Thinking Challenges
Chemistry Critical Thinking Challenges