Evidence of Chemical Reaction
Featured in PASCO’s Chemistry through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Chemistry through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2871C)
This manual features over 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
Use a fast response temperature sensor to distinguish between physical changes and chemical reactions and identify unknown changes as either physical changes or chemical reactions using evidence to support your decision.
During this investigation, students:
- Observe the four main types of evidence that suggest a new chemical substance has formed.
- Distinguish between physical changes and chemical reactions.
- Identify processes as involving physical changes or chemical reactions.
- Identify the reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
- Explain the difference between exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions.
Students conduct the following procedures:
- Perform three chemical reactions, collect temperature versus time data for each, and record evidence that a new substance was formed for each.
- Perform three physical changes, and describe the resulting new physical appearance.
- Perform three additional changes, and identify them as chemical reactions or physical changes based on the observations recorded.
- Identify each chemical reaction as exothermic or endothermic.
Sensors / Equipment Used
SPARK Science Learning System (PS-2008A)
An all-in-one mobile device that seamlessly integrates the power of probeware with inquiry-based content.
PASPORT Chemistry Sensor (PS-2170)
Allows students to measure Temperature, pH/ISE/ORP, Absolute Pressure & Voltage in one sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Balance - 2 or 3 per class
Graduated cylinder, 100-mL
Graduated cylinder, 10-mL
Beaker, 250-mL - 2
Test tube, 15-mm x 100-mm - 7
Test tube rack
Test tube holder
Beaker for collecting rinse water
Wash bottle filled with distilled (deionized) water
Water (from the tap) - 255 mL
Calcium carbonate ~0.2 g
White vinegar (~5% acetic acid) - 2 mL
1.0 M Citric acid - 2 mL
1.0 M Sodium bicarbonate - 2 mL
0.5 M Copper(II) sulfate - 2 mL
1.0 M Sodium hydroxide - 2 mL
0.05 M Silver nitrate - 2 mL
0.1 M Sodium chloride - 2 mL
Lauric acid ~ 0.5 g
Colored drink powder ~ 0.2 g
Your Bundle Options:
Chemistry Starter Sensor Bundle (PS-2921)
A sensor bundle specifically designed to get you started using probeware in your chemistry lab. Also: perform 20 of the 28 Lab Activities from Chemistry through Inquiry.
Chemistry Standard Sensor Bundle (PS-2927C)
Contains the sensors and probes needed to perform the 17 experiments in the Advanced Chemistry Teacher Guide and 22 of the 28 labs in the Chemistry through Inquiry Guide.