I do this with group of 2 students. I make 2 copies of each station/materials and laminate the station folders so I can reuse each year.
1. Have students rotate through all 9 activity stations over a 2 day time frame (45 minutes classes)
2. Have students choose 5 out of the 9 stations to complete in a one period class. (45 minutes)
3. Make these a part of a science center.
4. Have students’ complete 5 mandatory stations and choose one of their choices to complete.
Tech It! – Use the internet to explore the given element and its everyday uses.
Draw it! --- Students draw and label the difference between a physical and chemical change. (Sample of diagram included)
Prove It! – Students identify if a physical or chemical change took place and then choose 2 examples to prove.
It’s Elemental! – Students determine how many elements are present in chemical formulas given to them.
Know It! -- Students use their vocabulary flashcards (or teacher created flashcards) to quiz each other until they both get 10 correct.
Build It! – Students build models of various element and compounds. (Atoms to laminate and use are provided)
Create it! – Students perform a simple experiment to show a chemical change. (Everyday materials are used – vinegar, baking soda, balloon etc. )
All Student sheets are included