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 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.
Cause and Effect
Scale, proportion and quantify
Science and Engineering Practices:
Planning and Carrying Out and Investigation
Analyzing and Interpreting data
Reading Skills Addressed Include:
Quoting text and explaining meaning
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Push and Pull With Magnets Lesson
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STEM Balloon Rocket Lesson
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