This Properties of Water coloring activity is a fun way to cover concepts such as the polarity of water, hydrogen bonding in water, cohesion, adhesion, capillary action, evaporative cooling, and the pH scale. (See complete list of concepts below.) Students will complete a set of 47 review questions. Each correct answer will lead to a code for coloring a section of the coloring page. As students progress through the questions, the picture slowly comes to life. This resource includes student worksheets, two coloring page versions, complete answer key, and a teacher guide. Students love to color!
What is included in this resource?
- Full Size Student Coloring Page PDF - Not Editable
- Half Size Student Coloring Page PDF - Not Editable
- Student Questions Worksheet - Editable
- Coloring Page Answer Key
- Questions Worksheet Answer Key
- Teacher Guide
What will the students be doing?
- Students are given the four-page handout containing the properties of water questions and the coloring page (full size or half size) you have selected. You decide which is best for your students.
- As each question is completed, students will color the appropriate sections on the coloring page.
- As students progress through the activity, the picture comes to life.
- You can grade this assignment in a snap just by looking at the student’s finished coloring page.
What concepts are covered?
This activity consists of 47 review questions on the properties of water.
- Water makes life on Earth possible because it is cohesive, it has the ability to stabilize temperatures, it expands when frozen, and it is a very versatile solvent.
- Covalent bonding: Definition, degrees of attraction for shared electrons, electronegativity, polar covalent bonds, nonpolar covalent bonds, ionic bonds, the polarity of water.
- Hydrogen bonding in water: The polar nature of water molecules, definition of hydrogen bonding.
- Cohesion, adhesion, capillary action
- Water stabilizes temperatures on Earth: High specific heat, evaporative cooling
- Evaporation, boiling point, melting point
- The density of ice
- Water is a versatile solvent: Solution, solvent, solute, polar solutes, nonpolar solutes, hydrophilic, hydrophobic
- Ionization of Water: Definition, hydronium ion, hydroxide ion, acidic solution, basic solution, the pH scale, buffers.
What materials are needed?
- One coloring page per student
- One 4-Page Question handout per student
- All of the colors that are used are included in the 24-count Crayola Colored Pencils Set.
- Students will need these 13 colors: Yellow, red, light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, purple, orange, pink, brown, black, magenta, and gray.
How can this resource be used?
- Complete as a whole classroom activity as you teach your lessons on the properties of water.
- Homework Assignment
- Quiz on the properties of water
- Review for Unit Test
- Substitute Teacher Folder Activity
- End of Course Test Review
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