Eighth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition looked at different changes in matter both physical and chemical to observe and classify different changes in matter. Students produced their own lava lamp or graduated cylinder to view the physical changes of a mixture and the chemical changes present in a chemical reaction. After working to demonstrate their understanding with the lava lamp, students went further when they looked to identify specific signs of a chemical change while creating a “Sunset in a Bag.” Students were able to view first hand both a physical and chemical change in color along with other unique chemical changes such as the formation of a gas, change in energy (temperature) and even a small amount of odor change. Pictured, from left, are Stephanie Della Rocca and Jasmine Mitchem as they work on their experiment.