Track the Reaction

by  Discovery Center of Springfield

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Track the Reaction with virtual tour and individual student kits | 4 - 10  

Take a virtual tour of our Chromozone lab and Musuem. Identify
the difference between chemical and physical changes. Design an
experiment and test the cause of chemical changes in, “Chemistry in a
baggie”. Understand the synthetic materials come from natural ones and
how the concentration of reactants directly influences the rate of a reaction. 

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00

This program is billed at $10.00 per student which covers the program, individual kit, and shipping fees. $300.00 is based on a classroom of 30 students.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

We require 4 weeks' advance notice when booking a program date

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Discovery Center of Springfield

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Will be responsible for full program fees if cancelled within one week of program date

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


Prerecorded Activities:

Clock reaction

Exploding Gummy Bear

Melting Styrofoam

Exhibit Walkthrough

Live Activities:

Milk Plastic

Reaction in a bag (depending on the age, break the reaction down)

The Bounciest ball


What does it mean when something is considered “synthetic”, where do synthetic materials come from?

How can you tell a chemical reaction has occurred?

What variables can impact the rate of a chemical reaction?


Content Goals:

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:

Understand that physical changes can be reversed, while chemical changes are permanent.

Understand that atoms and molecules have particular structures and form bonds.

Identify synthetic, non-natural, materials are made from natural ones.

Performance Goals:

During this program students will:

Recognize that the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction

Communicate what type of change has taken place, chemical or physical

Experiment with reactants to create the bounciest ball

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS Standards

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

MS-PS1-3: Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

MS-PS1-5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved