Science is a subject that should have students doing hands-on experiments, collaborative inquiry, and lots of fun discussion. There’s a time and place for reading the textbook for foundation building but it should not be the only thing you’re doing. What better way to get students up, working in groups, and laughing than through doing some Science and Dance activities?
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I have a Science lesson your grade 5s are sure to love! It involves some simple, but fun experiments that help your students learn the difference between physical and chemical changes, and appeal to those with limited attention spans because there is so much going on in the lesson. I’ve given you a summary of the lesson and you can access the full lesson details at the bottom of the page.
In groups, students will go through a series of change stations. At each of these stations the matter will undergo either a physical or chemical change. It is up to your students to identify which is which and explain their reasoning in a reflection worksheet at the end of the stations. The lesson allows students to do many experiments in one day, thus keeping things interesting and they get to work on their teamwork and collaboration as they go through the activity.
Ontario Science Curriculum Expectations
2. Conduct investigations that explore the properties of matter and changes in matter
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of matter, changes of state, and physical and chemical change
How does this promote meaningful Science learning?
You can access the lesson and the corresponding worksheet and rubric here!
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