Did you know you can do some cool chemistry experiments with just some household materials? Science activities do not have to cost a lot of money! kids can have lots of fun with hands-on science using easy to find materials.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Lesson 1: Turning a Penny Greenish-Blue (oxidation)
Lesson 2: Cleaning a Tarnished Penny (chemical reaction)
Lesson 3: Turning a Nail Copper Colored (includes information on atoms and negative and positive charged particles)
Available in my store with all the flaps and folds and nonfiction articles to explain the science behind the fun and step by step directions with safety information. Elephant’s Toothpaste
5-PS1-1. Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
5-PS1-4.Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-6. Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
Cause and Effect
Scale, proportion and quantify
Science and Engineering Practices:
Planning and Carrying Out and Investigation
Analyzing and Interpreting data
Reading Skills Addressed Include:
Quoting text and explaining meaning
Reading back in the text
Answering Text Dependent Questions