This mini unit contains 4 activities designed to build conceptual understanding of physical and chemical changes. Detailed teacher directions and interactive student pages are included. These highly engaging activities are easy to implement with minimal materials. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Practices.
Activity 1: White Powder Investigation This first activity allows students to investigate how a substance can change in size and shape, but retain it’s properties.
Activity 2: Physical Change Foldable This foldable summarizes the different types of changes that do not change the chemical make up of something. Categories help students solidify this concept.
Activity 3: Film Canister Rockets In this highly engaging activity, students create a simple chemical reaction inside a film canister rocket and watch as it blasts off. The idea of variables is introduced as students experiment to make their rocket go the highest.
Activity 4: Chemistry in a Bag This exciting and efficient experiment lets students investigate common indicators of chemical change such as heat change, color change, and gas production. All this in the confines of a Ziploc bag!
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