S&S Activity 1.2: Overview and Preparation

Target Student Performance

Students ask and record specific questions about changes in matter and energy in response to the unit driving question: What happens when ethanol burns?

Resources You Provide

  • sticky notes (1 per student)
  • ethanol, 95% (10-15 ml)
  • water (10-15 ml)
  • lighter (1)
  • Petri dish, glass (1)
  • Petri dish, plastic (1)

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Print one copy of the Big Idea Probe: Fill 'Er Up and theĀ 1.2 Systems and Scale Storyline Reading: Learning from the Work of Elizabeth Fulhame for each student. Prepare a computer and projector to display the presentation.