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Physical vs Chemical Changes Story

Are you teaching/reviewing the difference between physical vs chemical changes? NOVA has a lovely activity to give students much-needed practice with this topic. I used this story activity with students when I taught chemistry several years ago. Students are given a story to read. They must identify all the changes that occur in the story …

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Extensive vs Intensive Properties Color Coding Activity

I created this extensive vs intensive properties color coding activity for my chemistry students to complete and glue in our interactive notebooks. Free Download of Extensive vs Intensive Properties Color Coding Activity Other Chemistry Activities and Resources Chemistry Frayer Model Chemistry Black Box Activity Branches of Chemistry Foldable What is Chemistry? Mind Mapping Activity Chemistry …

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Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Color Coding Activity

I created this homogeneous vs heterogeneous color coding activity for my chemistry students to glue in their interactive notebooks. As we talked through the activity as a class, we decided that some of the mixtures could be classified either way based on our assumptions. It was a good discussion! Free Download of Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous …

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Physical Changes vs Chemical Changes Venn Diagram

I created this physical changes vs chemical changes venn diagram for my chemistry students to glue in their chemistry interactive notebooks. I need to share you one warning about this venn diagram that caused my chemistry students a lot of issues. See how the image above shows chemical change on the left and physical change …

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Substances vs Mixtures Sorting Activity

We’re making slow but sure progress in chemistry. A few weeks ago, it came time to learn to classify matter. While looking through my reference textbooks for ideas, I ran across an idea in the teacher’s edition of Prentice Hall Chemistry to demonstrate to students how to identify substances vs mixtures. . Here’s the idea …

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Matter vs Not Matter Card Sort Activity

My chemistry students are currently working with basic definitions that form the crucial foundation of the subject. One of these words that must be defined is matter. Before giving students a specific definition, I decided to let them play with the concept themselves through a matter vs not matter card sort. To make my card …

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