We use this metal oxidation inquiry activity to encourage students to investigate the law of conservation of matter by performing combustion reactions on readily available metals such as aluminum, copper, iron, tin, and zinc. After observing mass changes, we challenge students to consider from where additional mass of products comes. This activity promotes National Science Education Content Standards A, B, and G and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, and 3.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2009 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Wilson, Emerald C. and Kellogg, Grant M.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 36
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol36/iss3/5