Understanding Chemical Changes

by: John Haysom and Michael Bowen

Predict, Observe, Explain (POE) sequences provide an important way to enhance students' understanding of important scientific ideas. In this chapter, the series of experiments help students understand chemical changes. The experiments include concepts such as recognition of chemical changes, decomposition by heating, oxidation of metals, oxygen and combustion, and chemical changes and the conservation of mass and matter.


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Middle School


Chemistry Disciplinary Core Ideas Inquiry Instructional Materials


Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/1/2010Stock # PB281X_12

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