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Fun Experiment with Kool-Aid Chemical Reactions

Want to have some fun experimenting with chemical reactions?   

Give students the following materials:

lemon juice
apple cider vinegar
kool-aid
water
baking soda
cups
food coloring
cookie trays

Directions:
Place items in cups and place cups on cookie trays.  Kool-aid packet is dissolved in water.  Have students predict the outcome for 1 tsp. baking soda with each of the three liquids: lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and Kool-aid water.   Food coloring can be added for extra flare.  Have students combine and observe.  

Students record observations.
Questions to Ask Students:  Why is this a chemical reaction?  What are the characteristics of a chemical reaction?   How do we know this is not a physical reaction?   


Science and Engineering Practices
 
Planning and Carrying Out an Investigation
Constructing Explanations
Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect
Stability and Change
Scale, Proportion and Quantity
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1 Matter and Its Interaction
PS1B Chemical Reactions

Interactive Notebook Ideas

Students can record their predictions and observation on a fold like this.

Students can also record the vocabulary they learn during the lesson.

This Four part fold is also great for having students plan their own investigation with another ;iquid and baking soda.



This entire lesson is written up and includes the folds and flaps shown, questions to ask and informational text to read, response page and the procedure to use.  This is a great lesson that the students will just love and it is only $1.60 in my store.  Chemical Reaction Lesson with Kool-Aid



Print the free pocket fold for your own file.  These are great for interactive notebooks.  



You will also love my STEM activity packet.  It has complete lesson plans and interactive notebook inserts.  Click Here STEM Engineering Activities for Children

Would you like templates for making little books in your classroom?  This super pack is full of printable templates for a variety of little books.Printable Little Book Super Pack 

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Please check out this integrated lesson that includes CCSS math and reading as well as NGSS science for 5th grade. Drops of Water on A Penny

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