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What can we do to investigate chemical reactions?

In this lesson, we will learn about reactivity and how scientists investigate how reactive a substance is. We will conduct our own investigation into the reactivity of vinegar while looking at the variables we need to change, control and measure in our investigation.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A chemical reaction involves the formation of a new substance.

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Q2.A change of state is an example of a physical change.

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Q3.A change in appearance tells us a chemical change has taken place.

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Q4.Sweat evaporating is an example of a ...

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Q5.Sugar burning to form caramel is an example of a ...

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A chemical reaction involves the formation of a new substance.

1/5

Q2.A change of state is an example of a physical change.

2/5

Q3.A change in appearance tells us a chemical change has taken place.

3/5

Q4.Sweat evaporating is an example of a ...

4/5

Q5.Sugar burning to form caramel is an example of a ...

5/5

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What can we do to investigate chemical reactions?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Bubbles forming is an example of an observation we might make of a chemical reaction.

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Q2.Magnesium is more reactive than iron.

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Q3.The dependent variable is:

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Q4.The control variable is:

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Q5.The independent variable is:

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

What can we do to investigate chemical reactions?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Bubbles forming is an example of an observation we might make of a chemical reaction.

1/5

Q2.Magnesium is more reactive than iron.

2/5

Q3.The dependent variable is:

3/5

Q4.The control variable is:

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Q5.The independent variable is:

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Lesson summary: What can we do to investigate chemical reactions?

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