Types of Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson will help your students learn about types of chemical reactions. Students will watch a video lesson and then participate in a group activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define a chemical reaction.
  • Differentiate between the types of chemical reactions.
  • Predict the products of a chemical reaction.

Length

This lesson will take 45 - 90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

NGSS.HS-PS1-2.

Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

NGSS.HS-PS1-4.

Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student
  • Index cards
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Internet access

Vocabulary

  • chemical reaction
  • combination reaction
  • combustion reaction
  • decomposition reaction
  • double-replacement reaction
  • single-replacement reaction

Instructions

  • To activate prior knowledge, have students turn and talk to a partner about everything they know about chemical reactions. Provide pairs an opportunity to share their discussion items with the class.
  • Watch the video lesson Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change as a class. Pause at 1:08 to ask:
    • What is a chemical reaction?
    • Explain the parts of a chemical reaction equation.
  • Have students create a 5-column chart, labeling each column with a type of chemical reaction.
  • Watch the remainder of the video, pausing after each section to allow students to add a definition and an example of an equation depicting the reactants and the products for each type of reaction to their charts.
  • Distribute the lesson quiz to check for understanding.

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