Physical and Chemical Changes Unit for Special Education with experiments


Total Pages 152 pages plus 45 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This physical and chemical changes unit contains 152 pages plus 45 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.


This unit addresses the main characteristics of physical and chemical changes in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on physical and chemical properties and how they can change. This repetition encourages a true understanding of this somewhat abstract concept. I


n addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩ This unit now contains digital versions of the activities. There are 45 google slides and a movie version of the books.


See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.



Physical and Chemical Changes Unit Includes:


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 14 days of lesson plans
  • Physical and chemical changes activities in color
  • Physical and chemical changes activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Physical and chemical changes book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Physical and Chemical Changes Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 24 flashcards
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting physical and chemical changes (includes digital version)
  • 2 Experiments (includes digital version)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.