The Penny Experiment
In this science worksheet, students conduct an experiment with a penny and determine the amount of drops of water that can stick to a penny.
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An Experiment in Alchemy: Copper to Silver to Gold
How exciting would it be for your chemistry class to produce their own "gold"? This experiment allows pupils to witness the chemical reaction of copper pennies as they react with zinc and sodium hydroxide to produce "gold" tokens. It is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do We Affect the Quality of Our Atmosphere
Explore the makeup of the earth's atmosphere. Using the set of specific experiments, pupils examine the main elements and compounds present in the atmosphere. Their study extends to investigate the effects of atmospheric pollution such...
9th - 12th Science
New Review An Experiment in Alchemy: Copper to Silver to Gold
Use chemistry to change pennies into gold coins! The experimental procedure leads learners through the process of changing copper pennies to silver and then to gold. They record the mass of each coin through every step of the experiment.
9th - 12th Science
Describing a Chemical Reaction: Playing with Copper
Three experiments involving pennies help young chemists see the chemical reactions between copper and other elements. The first experiment is rhetorical (it prompts students to leave a bright penny out for a year) but the second two...
7th - 11th Science
Pachyderms, Pennies, and Pasta
Hook scholars with the story of P.T. Barnum's 19th-century elephant march across the Brooklyn Bridge to test its safety (could there be another purpose to his famous parade?). For younger pupils, read April Jones' book 21 Elephants and...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Penny Perfect Properties (Solid-Liquid Interations)
I can get more water to stay on a penny than you can! Collaborative pairs determine the volume of liquids that can be contained on the surface of copper pennies and plastic coins. The pairs analyze their results using graphs and go on to...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed