Lesson Plan #:AELP-CHM004
Author: Cindy Robinson, Owasso, OK Date: May 1994
These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.
Grade Level(s): 7, 8, 9
OVERVIEW: The section covering solutions in the physical science curriculum often poses itself as a boring, hard to memorize, useless chapter to most ninth grade students. Although solutions, solvents, and solutes are evident in the students everyday life, these ideas do not seem important unless they can be brought to the students as something they can touch, feel, see, and even taste.
PURPOSE: Science should be fun as well as thought provoking. In order for students to learn and remember what they learn, science class should be a hands on experience whenever possible. The Tasty Solution Lab helps students to identify the different parts of a solution and to determine that exposing more surface area of a solution speeds up the dissolving time.The purpose stated on the lab would be – to determine the fastest way to dissolve candy.
OBJECTIVES: As a result of this activity students will:
3 bite-sized pieces of soft candy for each student (such as Hershey’s Kisses)
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: