Investigate the speed of a chemical reaction using glow sticks. Students will learn about chemiluminescence. Correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards K-2 Science and Engineering Practices.
Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the temperature affect the brightness of a glow stick?
Students will investigate cold and hot water. 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
*Recorded detailed observations
*Created a bar graph.
*Summarized their data
* Explain that heat speeds up chemical reactions.
Included in 16 page digital download
*Correlation to *The Next Generation Science Standards
*Background information with station activity ideas
*6 page Investigation following the Scientific Method
*2 conclusion pages to choose from based on ability.
Teachers will love its' ease of use and students will have a memorable experience.
This investigation is part of a series. It is also available for 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th grade. Same great experiment, but developmentally appropriate for each level. Click links below.
2nd/3rd Grade: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-2nd-and-3rd-Grade-942411
4th/5th Grade: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Affect-of-Temperature-on-the-Brightness-of-Glowsticks-4th-and-5th-Grade-1914827
Bundle of a 3: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bundle-Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-K-5th-Grade-1914896
Holiday Science Bundle for Kindergarten and First Grade
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