Making a Smoke Bomb

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Science isn't just smoke and mirrors. Learners use compounds to create their own smoke bombs. They then explore different variables to determine how they affect the chemical and physical properties of the smoke bombs.

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Instructional Ideas
  • On a whiteboard, write interesting comments and discoveries discussed while groups are completing the activity to use during a class discussion
  • Incorporate while studying chemical properties
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
  • Address safety concerns with working with heat and smoke
Pros
  • Emphasizes key scientific vocabulary
  • Allows pupils to choose aspects to explore
Cons
  • None