Everyone knows that students learn and understand more by "doing" rather than just reading about something in a textbook. Physical and Chemical changes occur all around us but it is sometimes one of the more difficult concepts for students to grasp. Through these hands-on labs and investigations, your students will get a better and deeper understanding of physical and chemical changes and how to identify them in the real world.
Literary Connection: Literature ideas, Graphic Organizer and Whole Group Monitoring signals
Recipe for Homemade Butter (kid tested and approved!)
Recipe for Homemade Pancakes (kid tested and approved!)
Homemade Butter Lab Sheet: Includes coming up with a prediction, cooperatively working together to form a procedure, mathematical skills, observations, and more!
Homemade Pancakes Lab Sheet: Includes cooperatively working together to form a procedure, observations, processing and using evidence to back up their data, and more!
Enrichment Activity: Take the real-world application one step further with this higher order thinking activity!
Teacher Tips: A true testament to what worked with my students, what didn't work, and the different ways you can implement these activities into your own classroom.
An Answer Key is NOT included because there are many different ways to conduct these investigations. The answers will depend on your class discussions and which methods you use.
These activities and labs and designed to EXPAND their knowledge of physical and chemical changes and help them apply it to the real world. They will need to know at least the definitions before being able to do these activities independently.