⁣⁣Lesson Plan: What Happens When Gallium Meets an Aluminum Can? Explore the Fascinating Reaction Between Gallium and Aluminum in this Engaging Science Experiment!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: What Happens When Gallium Meets an Aluminum Can? Explore the Fascinating Reaction Between Gallium and Aluminum in this Engaging Science Experiment!

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Science

Objective: Students will conduct a hands-on science experiment to observe and analyze the reaction between gallium and an aluminum can, while learning about the properties of metals and chemical reactions.

Materials Needed:
- Aluminum can (empty)
- Gallium
- Safety goggles
- Heat-resistant gloves
- Writing materials for reflection


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the properties of metals and how they can react with other substances.
- Introduce the concept of a chemical reaction and how it can result in interesting changes and transformations.

2. Safety Precautions (5 minutes):
- Emphasize the importance of safety during the experiment, including the use of safety goggles and heat-resistant gloves.
- Instruct students to handle gallium with caution and avoid direct contact with their skin or eyes.

3. Preparing the Aluminum Can (10 minutes):
- Explain to students that aluminum is a reactive metal that can undergo a reaction with gallium.
- Instruct them to clean and dry the surface of the aluminum can to ensure accurate observations.

4. Applying Gallium (15 minutes):
- Provide each student with a small amount of gallium.
- Instruct them to carefully apply the gallium onto the surface of the aluminum can, spreading it evenly.

5. Observing the Reaction (20 minutes):
- Instruct students to observe the aluminum can and gallium interaction.
- Ask them to describe any changes in the appearance, texture, or behavior of the aluminum can.

6. Analyzing the Results (15 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about the reaction that occurred and the properties of gallium and aluminum.
- Ask them to hypothesize the reasons behind the observed changes and transformations.

7. Reflection and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Encourage students to reflect on their observations and the science behind the experiment.
- Facilitate a discussion where students can share their thoughts and insights about the reaction between gallium and aluminum.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence.
- NGSS.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.

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