Investigating the Brightness of Glow Sticks: 2nd and 3rd Grade Experiment

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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.

Supplies:

Glow Sticks
water
ice
hot water
tall glass or mason jar
paper towel roll
clock or stopwatch
paper towels

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
*Assessment Page
*Answer Key
*Rubric

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

All comments and feedback welcome. Thank you for previewing my journal.

Yours in Science,

Kimberly Scott


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Investigating the Brightness of Glow Sticks:  2nd and 3rd
Investigating the Brightness of Glow Sticks:  2nd and 3rd
Investigating the Brightness of Glow Sticks:  2nd and 3rd
Investigating the Brightness of Glow Sticks:  2nd and 3rd
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