Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Physical and Chemical Changes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Science in the Kitchen

Cook with your child and explore science in the kitchen! As you cook a meal, ask your child to identify the type of change each food is undergoing. For example, when you chop vegetables, do they go through physical or chemical changes? Why? When you cook them, are they going through physical or chemical changes? Why? Have your child take notes as you cook together. He or she may want to draw pictures or take photos of ingredients before and after they are changed.

Nature Walk

Take a walk with your child around your community or at a park. Then point out all the physical and chemical changes that are happening around you! For example, you might study a dying plant and observe its brown leaves or wilted flowers. What type of change does a plant go through when it dies? You may want to study a crack in the sidewalk. What kind of change is that? Have your child write down what you see together on the walk and draw pictures or take photos. Why is land always changing? Discuss together.

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