Do you need differentiated physical and chemical changes stations activities for your Matter unit? Perfect for a middle school physical science class studying changes in matter and conservation of mass. This resource will help you reach and assess your students in a multitude of ways. This resource includes 7 stations with minimal prep involved. There is a printable version, editable PowerPoint version and a Digital Google Slides™ version that will help you save on time and paper!
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research real-world application of waves in regards to fermentation with bread making and chemical weathering.
2. Observe – Students will measure the mass before and after cracking/mixing glow sticks to understand conservation of mass.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment using vinegar, baking soda and a balloon to observe conservation of mass.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will create a comic strip that demonstrates a chemical change.
6. Sort – Students will sort scenarios to match whether they represent physical or chemical changes.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐ Physical changes
⭐ Chemical Changes
⭐ Law of Conservation of Mass
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
Check out these Changes in States of Matter Stations – Editable and Google Slides™ if you’re looking for stations for your matter unit!
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