Lab Activity: Observations of a Chemical Reaction

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This lab activity is best used in the beginning of the school year or when the scientific method is discussed. Students will be able to distinguish between observations and interpretations, classify the steps in the experiment as either a chemical or physical change, and identify their observations as either qualitative or quantitative. Setup is very easy with my materials sheet - see the product preview for details. Perfect for any college prep chemistry class!

Learning objectives: Your students will be able to…

•Identify a physical and chemical change in the experiment

•Distinguish between observations and interpretations

•Classify observations as qualitative or quantitative

Materials your students will need:

  1. Goggles
  2. Aprons
  3. Glass stirring rod
  4. 150mL beaker
  5. Metal scoop
  6. Thermometer
  7. Copper (II) chloride
  8. Aluminum foil

Materials needed for CER version:

  1. Whiteboards
  2. Markers
  3. Erasers

This lab activity includes:

  • 2 versions of student handouts: one CER version, one without
  • Scaffolded sections for gathering data
  • Safety precautions
  • Step-by-step procedure
  • Teacher’s prep guide
  • Answer key

Your students will love this lab because its fun and you'll love it because it's easy on your prep time!

All rights are reserved by the author. This product is for personal classroom use only and may not be redistributed or posted to any website or educational blog in part or in its entirety. Store Copyright © 2011 by Karen Randazzo (a.k.a. MsRazz ChemClass)
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