Persell Middle School 8th Graders Learn More About Physical & Chemical Changes

Persell Middle School eighth graders recently completed a “physical and chemical changes” lab in Mary Maggio’s science class. The 12-station lab included: Waxy Reactions, Acids & Base, Blow It Up and Corrosion in Action to name just a few of the experiments.

At each station, students were asked to examine the physical and chemical properties of specific materials as this lab focuses on observation skills. Students must make predictions based on what they can see, feel, smell or hear. The lab allows students to witness physical and chemical changes of matter. Some of the skills student need for the lab are: measuring, following lab procedures, handling fire, mixing chemicals, determining the identity of an unknown elements and using physical and chemical properties.

Prior to the lab, students review proper lab safety in the science classroom.

posted on 02/20/2018 - filed under: Academics, Middle School, Science, Spotlight, Students