Investigate the speed of a chemical reaction using glow sticks. Students will learn about chemiluminescence. Correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards 4th Grade Benchmark Energy and 5th Grade Benchmark Structures and Properties of Matter. Also meets Science and Engineering Practices.
Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the temperature affect the brightness of a glow stick?
Easy to follow masters, simple materials, and a great way to get kids excited about science. Use for Halloween or any time of year.
Tall glass or Mason jar
Paper towel roll
Clock or stopwatch
By the end of the investigation students will have
*written a hypothesis and supported or unsupported it.
*Recorded detailed observations
*Ranked data and calculated the mode.
*Created a bar graph.
*Summarized their data and made a conclusion.
* Explain that heat speeds up molecules.
*Understand how a glow stick works.
Included in 18 page digital download
*Correlation to *The Next Generation Science Standards
*Background information with station activity ideas
*7 page Investigation following the Scientific Method
Teachers will love its' ease of use and students will have a memorable experience.
This journal is part of a series. It is also available for K/1st Grade and 2nd/3rd Grade. Same great experiment, but developmentally appropriate for each level. Click links below.
K/1st Grade: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-Glow-Stick-Brightness-Kindergarten-and-First-Grade-Experiment-1914860
2nd/3rd Grade: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-2nd-and-3rd-Grade-942411
Bundle of all 3: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bundle-Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-K-5th-Grade-1914896
All comments and feedback welcome. Thank you for previewing my journal.
Yours in Science,
The affects of Temperture on Glow Stick Brightness
by Kimbelry Scott
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License