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Balancing Chemical Equations Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

This lesson plan will help students become proficient at balancing chemical equations. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss new information, create a step-by-step guide for reference, and practice balancing chemical equations.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the Law of Conservation of Matter.
  • balance chemical equations.

Length

30-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

Materials

  • Practice sheet of unbalanced chemical equations (either create this or find one online)

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