Chemistry Lessons: Preschool – 5th grade
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) lessons are adaptable to various developmental levels of students. Grades noted next to descriptions are mere recommendations.
Students will experiment with bubble formula recipes to create their perfect bubble and construct an array of bubble wands.
Students will find out what color dyes make up the color of our candy by a process scientists use called chromatography.
Chemical Changes in Matter
Students will design an experiment to discover properties of chemical changes in matter.
Cooke Dough Ornaments
Students will mix and measure to create their own cookie dough ornament.
Students will explore how primary water colors mix to create secondary water colors.
Dry Ice Crystal Ball Science
Students will explore how mixing a solid with a liquid creates a gas.
Students will experiment dissolving solids in to liquids and creating salt water art.
2 class periods recommended.
Students will test 3 acidic juices to see which one will send the film canister cap the farthest.
Students will discover density by combining liquids and solids in their own lava lamp.
Students will examine properties of a voltaic battery with simple experiments.
Matter Matters! - Solids, liquids and gases
Students will experiment with solids, liquids and gases to study phases of matter.
Mission: Clean Water
Students will examine pH and make a working water filter that cleans dirty water.
Physical Changes in Matter
Students will design an experiment to discover properties of physical changes in matter.
Students will mix and measure to create their own play-doh to compare and contrast to store bought play-doh.
Students will explore how primary colors of Kool-Aid play-doh mix to create secondary colors.
Properties of Water
Students will participate in activities to explore surface tension, stickiness of water and buoyancy of objects in water.
Shake It, Shake It, Let’s All Make It – Ice Cream In A Bag!
Students will study chemistry by making ice cream.
The Effects of Acid Rain
Students will conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain on living and non-living objects.
2 class periods approximately 4 days apart preferred.
Students will learn about chemistry through an array of experiments from fizzy rockets to lava lamps.