Students will use reading and Bill Nye video with supplemental reading guides to learn about the various kinds of chemical reactions and how they are written.
The ‘Science’ Subject Area
Students learn more about Mitosis through the reading of an article about caffeine possible being able to cure cancer.
Kids explore the ongoing debate about bottled and tap water by reading a text introducing the topic. After reading, the students stage their own debate. Chemistry is incorporated to inform the debate.
Materials: White board/Chalkboard, Calculators.
Standards of Learning -
PH.5 – The student will investigate and understand the interrelationships among mass, distance, force, and time through mathematical and experimental processes.
g) work, power, and energy.
PH.6 – The student will investigate and understand that quantities including mass,
energy, momentum, and charge are conserved.
At the beginning of the lesson, student will be "hooked" by a short CSI clip, which shows "mysterious white powder". Students will be told that researchers used various analytical methods to find out the powder's chemical composition, but they are sure about the powder's identity. Students will then learn how to determine and write chemical formula of various chemical substances. The lesson will then be tied back to its beginning and students will be asked to determine the correct chemical formula for the "white powder".