Physical-Chemical Changes

Our Physical-Chemical Changes lesson plan teaches students the differences between physical and chemical changes in matter. Students observe various reactions and scenarios and are asked to determine whether a physical or chemical change is occurring.

Our Physical-Chemical Changes lesson plan introduces students to the differences between physical and chemical changes. The lesson also includes the related vocabulary and physical and chemical properties of various substances. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to observe various reactions, either chemical or physical (set up by their teacher) and make observations based on the lesson material. Students are also asked to tell whether various given scenarios are a Physical or Chemical change.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify some physical and chemical properties of matter, and explain and identify the differences between chemical and physical changes.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA.Science.4.RI.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.4.RI.7, CCSS.ELA.Science.5.RI.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.5.RI.7, CCSS.ELA.Science.6.RST.4, CCSS.ELA.Science.6.RST.7

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Physical and chemical changes

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    Teri R.
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    Great Intro to Physical and Chemical Changes

    This is more for a 4th grade classroom, but was easily adapted for an introduction lesson for my 6th grade class. The additional resource page was beneficial.

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