Create a memorable scientific experience for students. These activities are great for STEM, science fairs, classroom use, science camps, and just fun.
Effervescent tables are known to most as Alka-Seltzer tablets. Students love to explore with them. This workbook is packed with effervescent fun where students take the lead. Students first explore to gain prior knowledge and then plan their own exploration. Students will be excited to create and share their effervescent explorations. The teachers will love the ease of use, detailed explanations, and integrating the scientific method and engineering design.
Students will learn:
*The relationship between the classic vinegar and baking soda reaction with effervescent tablets.
*How effervescent tablets work.
*The definition of acids, bases, and chemical reactions and how the terms relate.
*The difference between carbon dioxide and oxygen with fire.
*The scientific method.
*How to create a unique independent and dependent variable.
*Problem solving skills in scientific exploration.
Included in the 22 page download:
Teacher background information and tips
Sample experiment ideas
Dancing Raisins Demonstration
Effervescent Exploration to gain prior knowledge
7 page investigation journal
2 investigation rubrics to choose from
Supplies needed vary. You will definitely need effervescent tablets, water, cups, and matches. How many other choices you provide is up to you.
I gave the product a wide age range because students are doing the creating. Students can create and write at their age level. There is also the flexibility of how much assistance the teachers will provide. For younger students provide more guidance or do together. For older students raise the expectations and let them take the lead.
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