Physical and Chemical Changes – Science Gallery
30 + 60 minutes – $5.25/student
Includes 60 minutes self-guiding time in the Science Gallery
Curriculum Target Grade: 5
Students discuss the differences between physical and chemical changes and participate in interactive experiences to test and see if these changes are reversible or irreversible. The presentation concludes with a look at the three combustion elements used in launching a rocket! This 90-minute program includes a 30-minute demonstration and 60 minutes of self-guided time in the Science Gallery.
5-2-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of properties of, and changes in, substances.
Include: characteristic, property, substance, matter, volume, state, solid, liquid, gas, reversible, and non-reversible changes, physical change, chemical change, chemical products, raw material
5-2-03 Investigate to determine how characteristics and properties of substances may change when they interact with one other.
5-2-05 Identify properties of the three states of matter.
5-2-09 Explore to identify reversible and non-reversible changes that can be made to substances.
5-2-10 Recognize that a physical change alters the characteristics of a substance without producing a new substance, and that a chemical change produces a new substance with distinct characteristics and properties.
5-2-11 Observe examples of changes in substances, classify them as physical or chemical changes, and justify the designation.