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STEAM lesson/activity for 5th grade chemical reaction

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Raquel Aguilera Raquel Aguilera 530 Points

I’m trying to create a lesson plan to engage students in a STEAM activity on chemical reaction. So far I’ve had students create carbon dioxide balloons with vinegar and baking soda. I want the students to explore the topic of chemical reaction a further more with a STEM activity. Any suggestions?

Lydia Coley Lydia Coley 685 Points

Hey Raquel,

I love the idea with the vinegar and baking soda. Other ideas could be using yeast and peroxide so students can see how chemical reactions can produce heat! Here is a very cute and informative video about chemical changes in the kitchen that the students may relate to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37pir0ej_SE)

 

I hope this was helpful!

Laura Cotter Laura Cotter 375 Points

I run a science outreach program for 5th-grade that focuses on chemical and physical changes. The favorite experiment by far is the Foam Gnome! http://looseinthelabscience.com/foam-gnomes-materials/

 

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