Students compare different types of chemical changes. They list some of the chemical properties of common materials. They explain how chemical changes affect their lives. They become aware of some of the dangers of chemical changes.
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Using Chemical Change to Identify an Unknown
If you have taught the first lesson in this mini unit, learners already know that cabbage juice and vinegar cause chemical changes in some materials. Now, they get a chance to use them to compare the liquids' reactions to five known and...
3rd - 8th Science
Temperature Changes in Dissolving
Alia-Seltzer tablets cause a very obvious chemical change, but do they also cause a temperature change? Each class member explores hot/cold packs, discussing how these temperature changes occur. Groups then design and carry out their own...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Chemical Reactions
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...
2 mins 5th - 8th Science
Study Jams! Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter
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...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Physical and Chemical Changes
While the shape, size, and appearance of a substance may change, such changes in state don't change the chemical identity of a substance. That's the big idea in this short presentation covers physical and chemical changes of matter, as...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Observing Chemical Changes—Microscale Chemistry
Want to add a wow factor to your current chemical changes lesson plan? Try a microscale experiment with colorful precipitates! Partnered learners conduct 10 single displacement reactions and record their observations.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable