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179 resources with the concept physical changes

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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 4

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Climate change is the focus of a three-lesson collection that asks students to consider how people living around the world are affected by the changes they researched. In the second lesson they examine their own carbon footprints.The...
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Molecular Gastronomy - Science in the Kitchen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some say cooking is an art—and a science! Scholars scope out the savory subject of molecular gastronomy with a series of related activities. The teacher's guide contains printable worksheets and helpful tips for implementing the lesson.
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Maintaining Mass

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can you disprove the law of conservation of mass? Pupils observe the teacher weigh each part of a reaction. Then, the teacher weighs the result of the reaction and everyone sees that the products do not equal the reactants. Then they...
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Bubbles and Colors and Smells...Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A demonstration of elephant toothpaste hooks pupils' interest as they complete multiple experiments with colors, smells, bubbles, and more. By the end, they understand the differences between physical and chemical changes in the world...
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Heat Transfer and Cooling

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Astronauts train underwater to simulate the change in gravity. An out-of-this-world unit includes three hands-on activities, one teacher demonstration, and a discussion related to some of the challenges astronauts face. Scholars apply...
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Changes All Around Us

For Teachers 7th Standards
Whoa! What just happened? That's right, change is everywhere. But what exactly is changing? Middle school science sleuths get to the bottom of the changes matter can experience. Through simple demonstrations, engaging videos, and an...
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Study Jams! Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Poor Sam! His graham crackers have undergone a physical change, so he can't make his s'mores! Mia explains that their molecules haven't changed, therefore they are still graham crackers. The two teens then discuss clues that would...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Chemical Reactions

For Students 5th - 8th
Give your charges a charge with this clip on chemical reactions! Bill initiates some pretty flashy chemical reactions that you most likely won't be doing in your classroom. When you are teaching the difference between physical and...
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Fun With Chemical Changes

For Teachers 5th
Looking for a terrific chemistry lesson for your 5th graders? This one could be for you! After a teacher-led demonstration, learners are broken up into groups and perform an experiment using cabbage juice, water, window cleaner, and...
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Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to...
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Investigating the Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Sugar crystal growth is observed as an example of physical change and cabbage juice pH indicator is used to demonstrate chemical change. The crystal growth is tracked over five days. The cabbage juice experiment is involved and can also...
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Will It React?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After viewing a short video about property changes, preteen scientists watch you combine different materials, and then perform two of their own experiments. For each demonstration or activity, they are to determine whether a physical or...
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Polymers: Instant Snow

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Is it easy to make snow? Scholars use critical thinking skills as they investigate the concept of polymers by making snow. The class tests several different variables and takes measurements over the course of several days. They then...
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Utah Open Textbook: 5th Grade Science

For Students 5th Standards
How do Earth's changes affect humans? Pupils learn about physical and chemical changes on Earth and how they lead to phenomena such as erosion, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Using the text, they also explore the concepts of electricity and...
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Sublimation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, caffeine! What would some of us do without it? Teach your high school chemistry class the concept of sublimation as they complete a hands-on experiment to visualize the changes caffeine undergoes during heating and cooling. They...
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Changes of States of Matter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While scientists debate if there are five or seven different states of matter, this video introduces the most common three. It explains the properties of each, kinetic theory, and the changes that occur due to temperature fluctuation.
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Describing Chemical Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the basics of writing chemical equations with a video introduction. The video lesson discusses the components of the chemical reaction and how chemical equations represent each. The discussion includes mention of catalysts and...
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Combustion and Burning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
On Earth, a candle flame points up, but on the International Space Station, it forms a sphere. Young scientists practice their skills by recording observations before, during, and after a candle burns. Chemical and physical changes...
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What’s Up with Matter?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take a "conservative" approach to planning your next unit on mass and matter! What better way to answer "But where did the gas go?" than with a lab designed to promote good report writing, research skills, and detailed observation. The...
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Faces of Climate Change

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How does climate change affect you? First in a three-part series, the activity focuses on how individuals living around the world are affected by climate change. Individuals take on the role of a given character and share their...
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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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Investigating Physical and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Super scientists visit ten stations to predict, observe, and draw conclusions about the physical and chemical changes that occur when different states of matter—liquid, solid, and gas—are placed under a variety of conditions. To...
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Introducing Physical and Chemical Changes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young scientists investigate chemical and physical changes to the states of matter—gas, liquid, and solid—as well as solutions and suspensions with a variety of demonstrations, grand conversation, and an interactive quiz to check for...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We are all the same, yet we are all different—just like snowflakes. Learners explore the science behind snowflakes and their uniqueness as they view the video segment on snow. They conclude with a discussion about physical and chemical...