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Types of Chemical Reactions Activity


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Do you need to teach your students about Chemical Reactions? Students will observe substances before and after interacting to see if a chemical reaction has occurred. In this resource, students will learn about the signs of chemical reactions, chemical equations, and types of chemical reactions while completing five hands-on science chemical reaction investigations! Students will love seeing the changes before and after a chemical reaction!

Benefits of this Chemical Reaction Unit:

  • Engaging chemical reaction labs!
  • Easy to use

This resource includes:

  • a 30 slide show on chemical reactions and their properties
  • Introduction to chemical equations
  • strategic notetaking guide
  • five labs with clear directions
  • follow-up pages
  • an informational text article
  • a multiple-choice quiz
  • answer keys

Materials you will need:

  • Epson Salt (magnesium sulfate) solution
  • Baking soda
  • beakers or jars (glass)
  • spoon to stir
  • safety goggles
  • graduated cylinder or measuring cup
  • steel wool
  • 9-volt battery
  • powdered drink mix

This is a huge unit with over 90 pages and slides!

This resource includes the following science investigations:

Teachers Love This Resource!

Pina ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

I used every single part of this amazing unit! My students loved these labs, and the materials were easy to find. Most of the materials were just stuff I could find around the house and in my garage. The slide show and follow-up pages were also great!

Thomas ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

This unit is amazing and HUGE. There were lots of labs, a slide show, and lesson plans…really everything I needed. I liked that this unit had different types of reactions: combustion, decomposition, etc. Students were engaged! Really well done!

This resource is also a great introduction to chemical equations, and students will learn about coefficients and subscripts and the purpose of a chemical equation.

Standards Addressed:

NGSS MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. [Clarification Statement: Examples of reactions could include burning sugar or steel wool, fat reacting with sodium hydroxide, and mixing zinc with hydrogen chloride.]

Utah SEEd Standard 8.1.3

Plan and conduct an investigation and then analyze and interpret the data to identify patterns in changes in a substance’s properties to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. Examples could include changes in properties such as color, density, flammability, odor, solubility, or state. (PS1.A, PS1.B)

Types of Chemical Reactions

Types of Chemical Reactions

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