This document outlines how the activity might be linked to the NGSS as part of a classroom lesson.
Note: This activity involves fire and should only be conducted by an individual who is trained in handing fire and with a fire extinguisher handy. Kids should be kept back. Best for a middle school or high school classroom. It is strongly suggested that a heavy weight paper replace the dollar bill. Science Discipline(s) Chemistry Physical Science Topics Activity Title Money on Fire Materials – US dollar bill : 1 or 2 -70% Isopropyl alcohol – 90mL -Water: 30mL – Metal tongs – Lighter or matches – 250mL beaker Procedure For this particular activity, it is strongly suggested to be conducted by a teacher experienced with chemistry/ fire.
- Create water-alcohol mixture: 3 ounces (90mL) of TAYI isopropyl alcohol and 1 ounce (30mL) water – 3:1 ratio. Stir well.
Properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted.
Materials come in different forms (states), including solids, liquids, and gases.
Energy and matter have multiple forms and can be changed from one form to another.
Heat moves in a predictable flow from warmer objects to cooler objects until all the objects are at the same temperature.