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Chemical Magic

Chemical Reactions & Properties of Matter

4th Grade, 5th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 5-PS1-4 , 5-PS1-1 , 5-PS1-3 , 5-PS1-2
This unit helps students develop the concepts of “substances” and “chemical reactions.” Students see that chemical reactions enable us to make new materials by transforming the ones we have. The results of these reactions are interesting and sometimes profoundly useful. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Introduction to Chemistry

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Test Like An Alchemist (25 min)
Extras (1.5 hrs)

Mystery 2: Particulate Nature of Matter

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: The King's Sword (25 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Mystery 3: Acids, Reactions, & Properties of Matter

Exploration (18 min)
Activity: Acid Test (40 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)

Mystery 4: Chemical Reactions

Exploration (12 min)
Activity: The Great Goo Experiment (45 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)

Mystery 5: Gases & Particulate Nature of Matter

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Bag of Bubbles (30 min)
Extras (2.3 hrs)