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8SC - Chemistry for Life: Physical and chemical changes

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Chemical vs physical changes?

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Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.

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Chemical Reactions - Material World Series:

This program examines the concept of chemical change and the tremendous variety of chemical reactions that go on around us every day.


Physical and Chemical Changes:

A fun, animated lesson in physical and chemical changes. The atoms are looking for partners and employment. Xenon and Krypton set up as Marriage Councellor and Employment Officer and conduct a series of marriages, H to O and Na to Cl etc. A friendship or physical change is formed between iron and carbon to make steel. They find jobs for various elements, compounds and mixtures.


Differences Between Physical and Chemical Changes:

To learn about the differences between physical and chemical changes.



Characteristics of Chemical Reactions:

To learn about the effect of temperature, change in colour and state, and how gas is evolved and precipitates formed during a chemical reaction.


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Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Brent, L 2008, Chemical changes, Crabtree, St Catharines, Ont.

Chemical reaction 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 20 November 2018, from

Garmon, LB 2018, 'Physical change' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 20 November 2018,