Investigate the speed of a chemical reaction using glow sticks. Correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards 2nd Grade Benchmarks and K-5 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 anytime 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
*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 activities
*7 page Investigation following the Scientific Method
*All About the Glow Student Page
Teachers will love its' east of use and students will have a memorable experience.
This investigation is part of a series. It is also available for K/1st grade and 4th/5th Grade. Same great investigation set up to be 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
4th/5th Grade: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Affect-of-Temperature-on-the-Brightness-of-Glowsticks-4th-and-5th-Grade-1914827
Bundle of all 3: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bundle-Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-K-5th-Grade-1914896
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Yours in Science,
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