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Adventures in Chemistry: Experiments

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Twenty-one Inquiry-based lessons provide young scientists with an opportunity to experiment with a variety of chemical reactions. Classroom investigators make observations, develop basic lab skills, and follow step-by-step instructions...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The six-unit modules in the Inquiry in Action curriculum set is designed for second graders. With hands-on instructional activities and experiments, young scholars investigate the properties of materials, liquids, and dissolving is a...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property presents a hands-on instructional activity that has learners explore the dissolving properties of candies in water. They complete an activity guide to record...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 - Liquids Have Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A lesson in Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 looks at the properties of liquids. Learners conduct different property tests on water, mineral oil, and corn syrup using a student activity guide. They record their results and use...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 1 - Properties of Materials

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Four lessons comprise the first chapter in the Inquiry in Action Unit module. Sorting objects by properties is an instructional activity in justification. Second graders examine the properties of specific items and use them to classify...
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States of Matter: 3rd Grade Science Unit

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ten lessons make up a collection designed to teach the three states of matter—liquid, solid, and gas. The series of resources offers investigations, demonstrations, grand conversation, and a variety of practice pages to teach and support...
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Matter

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
In a fun lesson plan, kids learn about states of matter by identifying solids and liquids, then experimenting with gas to see if it has energy. Young scientists place raisins in a jar of club soda to see how the gas affects the floating...
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Light but Strong: A Lesson in Engineering

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Aspiring space engineers design a rocket launch platform together to explore materials. The platform needs to be lightweight so that it can be transported easily, but super strong so that it can support the weight of the rocket and its...
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Feel the Noise

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Can you hear it now? Young scientists experiment with sound waves using metal objects and string. They strike metal objects while they hold them and as the objects hang from a string to compare the sound. They discover that sound travels...
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Exploring the Colors of Mars

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Minerals on Mars are not that different than those on Earth. Using mineralogy concepts and satellite images, individuals use color to highlight the different surface minerals on Mars when creating a model of the planet. They enhance...
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Science Fundamentals: Chemistry!

For Students K - 8th Standards
Chemical reactions are a part of almost everything in everyday life. A video presentation gives an introduction to chemistry by describing the basics of atomic structure and chemical reactions. Learners discover chemical reactions are...
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Designing an Absorbency Test

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Time to soak up some learning! A hands-on lesson teaches learners about the absorbency properties of substances. They conduct tests by dipping different materials in water to determine which hold water and then complete a handout to...
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Float and Sink

For Teachers 2nd Standards
We're not talking about the kitchen sink. Learners explore what types of objects sink and float in water in an inquiry-based lesson. With experimentation, they find similarities between materials that float and those that sink.
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Dissolving is a Property

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Believe it or not, it is possible for liquids and solids to get along! A hands-on lesson has individuals explore dissolving properties of candies in water. They complete an activity guide to record observations about different candies...
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Liquids Have Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Liquids have many similarities, but their differences can set them apart. Using a student activity guide, learners conduct different property tests on water, oil, and syrup. They record their results and use them to rank the liquids by...
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Testing Materials to Learn About Their Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Storing food in plastic makes more sense than storing it in paper. Young learners research the properties of these materials along with aluminum foil. They then connect the properties of the materials to their usefulness by completing a...
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Classifying Objects Based on their Observable Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Sorting objects by properties is a lesson in justification. Learners begin by studying different types of properties of materials, including those based on appearance and texture. They examine the properties of specific items and use...
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The Fate of Calcium Carbonate

For Students K - 5th Standards
Soften up an egg. Learners use vinegar to test for calcium carbonate in an egg shell and an antacid tablet and compare the reaction with vinegar to the reaction with water. In a second experiment, class members break down an egg shell...
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Chromatography - Color Clues

For Students K - 5th Standards
Here's an activity that will change how one sees color. Pupils try out an experiment on chromatography where they place a drop of food coloring on a coffee filter, add several drops of water, and watch the colors spread and separate....
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Chemistry Color Changers

For Students K - 5th Standards
Knowledge of acids and bases doesn't need to be a secret. Learners use red cabbage to create an indicator solution, then test how adding lemon juice (acid) and detergent (base) changes the color of the solution. They then use the concept...
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All Wet

For Students K - 5th Standards
Sometimes liquids just don't get along together. A fun experiment has scholars determine whether various liquids dissolve in water. They pour isopropyl alcohol, vegetable oil, and corn syrup into cups of water to see which ones mix well...
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Candy Chromatography

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Don't play favorites when separating candy colors. Pupils use the process of chromatography to separate the colors of two different types of candy-coated candies. Class members compare their results to an unknown sample to determine...
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Observing Water's Thin 'Skin'

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Keep the tension up in the classroom. The class first observes as the teacher creates a dome of water above a glass by adding paperclips into an already full glass. Classmates then work in pairs to see how many drops of water can fit...
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PS1A—Structure and Properties of Matter

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
It's time we get to the heart of the matter! Explore standard PS1A in an informative video. The narrator guides viewers through the basic ideas of the structure and properties of matter. then discusses helpful strategies for...