Quick activity that covers both MS-PS1-3 and MS-PS1-2 in one little package!
Students read about how crude oil is processed to make products we use every day, and learn how the process depends entirely on the characteristic properties of its components.
This quick activity has 2 parts. First, students read a 2-page handout which describes the process by which crude oil is separated based on the individual characteristic properties of its components. Students learn how materials such as kerosene, gasoline, and lubrication oils are separated in a fractionating column based solely on their boiling point. In the second portion of the activity, students answer some basic text-dependent review questions focusing on characteristic properties. The questions take up the front/back of a HALF PAGE, so you will make half the copies and cut it in half.
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