Physical vs. Chemical Properties Lab
Grade Level: 10-12
Duration: 1 class period (50 minutes)
DOK Level: 3
SAMR Level: Substitution
Indiana Standard: IN C.1.3: Recognize observable macroscopic indicators of chemical changes. IN C.1.4: Describe physical and chemical changes at the particle level.
Objective: Students will complete a laboratory experiment, followed by answering questions as to whether the changes were physical or chemical in nature.
Procedure: Students need to have a working understanding of the differences between physical and chemical changes.
- Review the definitions of physical vs. chemical changes.
- Review pertinent safety procedures for the lab.
- Have students perform and complete this lab where they will determine which of the experiments they perform are physical or chemical changes.
Product or Assessment: A completed lab submitted electronically