Tippecanoe School Corporation
Science in 5th Grade
Kristy Delp

Mintonye 5th Grade classes have been busy learning science in the classroom.  The classes explored chemical and physical changes through hands on activities.  A chemical change results from a chemical reaction, while a physical change is when matter changes forms but not chemical identity. Examples of chemical changes are burning, cooking, rusting, and rotting. Examples of physical changes are boiling, melting, freezing, and shredding. “The chemical and physical changes were cool and fun.  I liked when the baking soda and vinegar foamed up.  It was really cool.” said Blaine.  Carter says, “When we were doing stations, breaking up the Play-do was the best.  The physical change was the best.”  The whole class had a great time learning and exploring changes through science.  “I learned about density and that water, oil, and syrup will not mix.  The syrup was the most dense, then water, and oil on top.” Said, Reeslin. 

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