S&S Activity 4.3 Tab 4



Have the students store their 4.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Ethanol Burning in the same place as their Expressing Ideas and Questions and Predictions and Planning Tools so they can be easily revisited.

Extending the Learning
  • Students can use their investigation tools to collect data on changes in mass and CO2 for other fuels (e.g., candle, butane lighter, can of Sterno, paper, matches or wood).
  • Use cobalt chloride indicator paper to test for the presence of water after ethanol burning.
  • Burn steel wool (which gains mass) to help students conceptualize movement of matter/mass changes.