Chemical Change
Age 10-12: Concept 3 - Change: Unit 3

In this unit, you will learn about chemical and physical changes that affect the world around you and your own body. You will discover how digestion changes the food you eat into nutrients that your body can use, and you will determine if different parts of digestion involve physical changes or chemical ones.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 6th or 7th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five-paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the sixth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
  • Lesson 2: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  • Lesson 3: Physical Changes (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: States of Matter
  • Lesson 5: Chemical Changes (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Acids and Bases
  • Final Project: Your Laboratory, the Digestive System (4 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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