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Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

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Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

Grades 6 – 9
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessons
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computer connected to a LCD projector and iPad adapter
  • One iPad, one hot plate, and one beaker for every four students
  • Popcorn, plastic wrap, paper towels, plastic cups, and cooking oil

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. Arrange for one iPad for every four students to use in Session Two. Either bookmark the Chemical and Physical Change Websites on the iPads or make one copy per group of the printout. Download the app SonicPics on the iPads, and if you or your school subscribe to BrainPOP Jr., download that free app as well.
  2. Make one copy per four students of the printouts Questions to Consider, Popcorn Instructions, Physical and Chemical Changes Rubric, and Physical or Chemical?
  3. Familiarize yourself with SonicPics. Create a short video of at least two narrated photos on one of the iPads to serve as an example of what students will create.
  4. For Session Three prepare a supply kit for each group that includes one hot plate, one beaker, a small amount of popcorn in a plastic cup, and a small amount of oil in a plastic cup. Have plastic wrap and paper towels available in the classroom for this session, too.

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