5th Grade Chemical Magic

5th grade has been busy studying Chemistry in our Chemical Magic unit. We had the opportunity to discover:

  • If we could change worthless metal into gold?
  • What do fireworks, rubber, and Silly Putty have in common?
  • Why do some things explode?

If you are curious about any of those questions ASK A 5th GRADER!!

In one of our labs we discovered that mixing vinegar and salt together can make a penny shiny by removing the dull top layer. We have lots of shiny pennies!  We also discovered that by combining different solutions together can cause chemical reactions or new substances to form.  We made observations and recorded our data to see which caused a chemical reaction and then made a “mystery goo”. We even made an explosion in our own homes. Take a look at some of our pictures from our labs!