Bubbles and Colors and Smells...Oh My!

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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 around them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Remind pupils of all lab safety rules
  • Place a graduated cylinder in a large disposable baking pan during the demonstration to help with clean up
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on basic prior knowledge of physical and chemical changes
  • Includes teacher tips to help the lesson run smoothly
  • Uses common materials
  • Follows a 5E format
  • None
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