This product contains a powerpoint that introduces the basics of the study of chemistry, the branches of chemistry, and the properties of matter (physical and chemical properties/physical and chemical changes). It includes two handouts, one word map and one vocabulary foldable, to be glued into the interactive science notebooks. The handouts correspond with the powerpoint. It also includes an "Indicators of a Chemical Change" mini-lab that can be done at the conclusion of the lesson, or as an introduction (Explore activity) when first introducing chemical changes. For this mini-lab activity I usually set up two of each stations so that I can break students into 8 groups. Students must perform a short activity at each station and record their observations, along with the signs of a chemical change that they observe. Give students about 4 minutes at each station.
Key Vocabulary: chemistry, matter, chemical property, physical property, chemical change, physical change, indicators of a chemical change