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Chemical Reactions

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding questions for this activity are,“What is a chemical reaction and how can you tell when a chemical reaction occurs?” In this activity, students fill balloons with a mixture of water, baking soda, and vinegar to see what happens. A detailed science behind the activity is provided. Students will also learn about chemical reaction, acid, and base. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 12 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 12 features activities that we believe to be advanced level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Chemistry STEM Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/11/2019Pages 34Stock # PB443X_ChCr

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