This lesson plan is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standard for Grade Five:
S5P2. Students will explain the difference between a physical change and a chemical change.
a. Investigate physical changes by separating mixtures and manipulating (cutting, tearing, folding) paper to demonstrate examples of physical change.
b. Recognize that the changes in state of water (water vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to temperature differences and are examples of physical change.
c. Investigate the properties of a substance before, during, and after a chemical reaction to find evidence of change.
In this lesson:
-Students will investigate chemical and physical changes in matter through a series of hands-on experiments.
-Take a 5 question assessment that can be used for general education students as well as students with intellectual disabilities.
This lesson plan also includes suggestions for including students with intellectual disabilities (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or other disabilities).
Created by Tim Villegas (Special Education Teacher for students with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities)