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Chemical Reactions: Elementary

 
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NSTA Enhanced E-book: Chemical Reactions

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Changes Matter!

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Summary: This 10-day unit on physical and chemical changes was presented in a fifth-grade classroom. Throughout the unit students had to cite multiple indicators for physical and chemical changes. Students were also given experiences that specifically addressed...

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Chemical Reactions: A World of Reactions

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the first of four Science Objects in the Chemical Reactions SciPack. It explains...

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Chemical Reactions: Categorizing Chemical Reactions

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the second of four Science Objects in the Chemical Reactions SciPack. It provides...

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Chemical Reactions: Matter and Energy in Reactions

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the final of four Science Objects in the Chemical Reactions SciPack. It explains...

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Colorful Chemistry

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Summary: A STEAM activity has students paint with the power of chemical reactions.

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Engineering Encounters: Chemical Reaction Vehicles

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Summary: This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. In this issue a STEM project takes off in fifth-grade classrooms.

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Science 101: What causes things to rust?

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Summary: The simple answer is that things rust when you leave them out in the rain. But maybe you want a more thorough answer. Rust is a form of corrosion, which is broadly defined as the wearing away of materials due to chemical reactions. So corrosion applies...

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Special Reactions

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Summary: The basics of chemical reactions were covered in the first chemistry book, including how to write and balance chemical equations that represent those reactions. There is also a quick review of chemical reactions in Chapter 1 of this book. We’re going...

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Teaching Through Trade Books: Kitchen Chemistry

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Summary: The kitchen is a wondrous place for children to make observations and explore the basics of chemistry. Seize the opportunity and help students build process skills while cooking or baking. Almost everything we eat and certainly everything that is combined...

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The Ultimate Fizz

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Summary: Many recipes for elementary science activities suggest making carbon dioxide from baking soda and vinegar; however, they often do not give exact measurements of the ingredients. The author was able to turn this “drawback” into a plus by challenging her...