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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
In this unit, students investigate the properties of matter by dissolving everyday chemicals to make solutions and by exploring simple yet surprising chemical reactions. Through these investigations, students begin to build conceptual models for the particulate nature of matter. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments
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This 3-dimensional summative assessment includes a variety of visual cues and question prompts (multiple-choice, true/false, short answer). It should take 30-40 minutes for a student to complete.

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For your reference, these are all the assessments included at the end of each Mystery from this unit:

Lesson 1: Chemistry & Conservation of Matter

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Lesson 2: Dissolving & Particulate Nature of Matter

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Lesson 3: Acids, Reactions, & Properties of Matter

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Lesson 4: Chemical Reactions

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Lesson 5: Gases & Particle Models

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