Christa's Lost Lesson: Effervescence

This Christa's Lost Lesson: Effervescence lesson plan also includes:

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How are chemical reactions affected by gravity? Learners explore the phenomenon of effervescence as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons series. They compare findings in an experiment on effervescence to a video of a similar experiment in space and draw conclusions about how gravity affects the results. Then, they learn about acids, bases, and chemical reactions with elaboration and discussion.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into small groups and have each explore one of the suggested options in the enrichment activity, then report to the class
  • Use as an introduction to gravity and its effects on various scientific phenomena
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some materials not typically found in the classroom
Pros

  • Contains worksheet with detailed instructions and data table
  • Offers an enrichment activity for extension
Cons

  • None
Common Core