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Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

 
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Do I Matter? Introduction to Matter

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Do I matter?" is an age-old question. Students explore this question philosophically and scientifically.

 
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you are here
   

Chemical Reactions Un-Notes

7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students watch three exciting demonstrations that allow them to come up with signs of a chemical reaction on their own! The demonstrations include Elephant's Toothpaste, The Iodine Clock, and Rocket Engine. Your students will be in awe of these reactions!

 
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Periodic Table of the Elements Exploration Project (Part 1/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The periodic table is like the DaVinci Code - lots of secrets locked away in the classification of the elements waiting to be unlocked!

 
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original pt
   

Adopt an Element Research Project (Part 1/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students "adopt" an element, learn about their element and create a “baby block” cube to display their research.

 
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Crack That Marble! Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this high impact and fun series of labs, students crack a marble, melt a milk jug and expand a baby bottle to identify physical and chemical properties.

 
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ferrofluid lesson
   

Mystery Substances: Properties of Matter Investigation (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Mystery liquids and powders to identify? Toxic? Flammable? Who knows until you test and identify matter samples of unknown composition.

 
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properties of matter
   

Atoms and Element Unit Essentials

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are lots of behind-the-scenes resources required to make a great unit. Find them here!

 
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Mass Versus Weight: Travel to Other Planets

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Space travelers, suit up! Students explore how mass and weight change as they "travel" to different planets.

 
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planet
   

Mixtures Labs Day 1: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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separating mixture lesson
   

Density of Gases

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This investigation uses a simple method that allows for capturing the gas released from a chemical reaction to help students determine the density of the released gas.

 
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Periodic Table of the Elements Exploration Project (Part 3/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The periodic table is like the DaVinci Code - lots of secrets locked away in the classification of the elements waiting to be unlocked!

 
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original pt
   

Talk About Burning Your Money! (Phase Changes, Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate endothermic and exothermic reactions with dry ice!

 
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dry ice lesson
   

Measurement: Volume

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of volume is fundamental to identifying and describing matter. Students building a beginning understanding of mass by exploring the concept through words, diagrams and measurements.

 
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volume cube
   

Peppery Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of fun lab rotations that allow students to look at the chemical and physical properties of substances!

 
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pepper lesson
   

Polymers and Physical Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore physical and chemical properties of polymers as they make slime, experiment with insta-snow polymer, and stick a skewer through a balloon without it popping!

 
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balloon lesson
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