Chemical Reactions with Pennies: Chemical reactions are fun to study! These three labs using pennies for chemical reactions demonstrate a lot of scientific concepts. An easy and exciting set of experiments that demonstrate chemical reaction and other science concepts! This resource includes three hands-on lessons aligned with NGSS for 5th grade and Middle School Chemistry. The three lessons use easy to find materials such as pennies and vinegar. The resource includes nonfiction passages and a CLOSE reading strategy and is also aligned with CCSS for reading informational text. In addition, the resource includes flaps and folds for interactive notebooks and response pages with text-dependent questions. Students will love seeing these chemical reactions happening right before their eyes. These investigations with pennies are really fun and easy to do and the students will love them. This unit starts with phenomena to engage the students.