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Ch 5: Chemical Reactions & Bonds Lesson Plans

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If you're looking for fun and engaging ways to teach your chemistry students about chemical reactions, formulas, bonds and more, then this chapter is for you. Find creative approaches such as group and individual activities, games and projects with our supplemental lesson plans that will enhance your class's learning experience.

Chemical Reactions and Bonds Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Enhance your existing syllabus with the lessons plans outlined in this chapter and ensure that your students have a full understanding of ions and ionic bonds, chemical equations and formulas, decomposition, combustion reaction and chemical reactions. The activities, games and other ideas presented in our lesson plans allow students to to take a nontraditional approach to learning about the application of these concepts.

This chapter also contains video and text lessons that you can use as supplemental classroom materials or assign as homework to further engage students and give them the opportunity to review this information in easy terms. Use the self-assessment quizzes to determine how much they have learned and in what areas they might need further study.

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  • Curriculum standards: Helps to ensure that your chemistry lesson plans meet education standards for these topics.
  • Games and activities: Makes learning complex concepts easy and fun through creative approaches.
  • Additional resources: Employs the use of video and text lessons that present definitions and examples to make learning these chemistry concepts easier.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning chemistry lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics about chemical reactions and bonds that you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your chemistry class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related chemistry lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important chemistry concepts from the lessons, such as chemical compounds, covalent bonding, anion and cation definitions, chemical reactions and more.
  • Engage your students with relevant chemical reaction and bonding activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

45 Lessons in Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions & Bonds Lesson Plans
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Chemical Formula Lesson Plan

1. Chemical Formula Lesson Plan

This lesson uses numerous mini-activities, a full activity, key terms, quiz, and discussion questions to help your students learn to identify various types of chemical formulas.

What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

2. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.

Intermolecular Forces Lesson Plan

3. Intermolecular Forces Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, high school students explore intermolecular forces. Using a short video lesson, partner and class discussions, and hands-on activities, students discover three intermolecular forces.

Valence Electron Lesson Plan

4. Valence Electron Lesson Plan

Each element in our world has its own unique electron configuration and number of valence of electrons. Your students will gain a solid understanding of valence electrons as they watch a video, create electron configuration books, and take a quiz.

Valence Electron: Definition, Configuration & Example

5. Valence Electron: Definition, Configuration & Example

Electrons are an essential part of an atom. Unlike protons and neutrons, valence electrons take part in the excitement of a chemical reaction. Learn how to find the number of valence electrons of any element in this lesson.

Chemical Compounds Lesson Plan

6. Chemical Compounds Lesson Plan

Learning about chemical compounds opens the door for fun and more complex chemistry. This lesson plan introduces ionic, covalent and metallic bonds through a video and then allows students to explore each type of bond further in a lab setting.

What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

7. What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

Very few single chemical elements are encountered in everyday life. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical compounds through some examples to gain a better understanding of what they are and how they form.

Naming Ionic Compounds Games & Activities

8. Naming Ionic Compounds Games & Activities

Understanding the different types of chemical reactions and bonds can be difficult for students. Consider using these games and activities to help students name ionic compounds.

Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan

9. Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan

Chemistry lessons often come from a textbook, but this lesson plan on dissolution and chemical reactions helps teachers illustrate these ideas in a fun, engaging way. This lesson is full of experiments using household items that demonstrate chemistry topics.

Using Chemical Reactions to Identify Substances

10. Using Chemical Reactions to Identify Substances

While many household substances look similar, a quick chemical reaction can show just how different they are. In this lesson, we learn how to identify some common household substances using reactions.

What Is a Chemical Reaction? - Definition & Effects

11. What Is a Chemical Reaction? - Definition & Effects

Sometimes, molecules look different on the outside, but only their physical appearance has changed. Other times, through chemical reactions, molecules change both inside and out, meaning both their physical and chemical properties have changed.

Chemical Reaction Games & Activities

12. Chemical Reaction Games & Activities

Do you need engaging ways to help your students understand chemical reactions? You don't have to search anymore! Check out this lesson on games and activities for chemical reactions that are sure to get positive reactions from your students.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction Activities

13. Rate of a Chemical Reaction Activities

Being able to manipulate the factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction is important for students as they perform chemical experiments. Use these activities to help students learn about the rate of chemical reaction.

Balancing Chemical Equations Lesson Plan

14. Balancing Chemical Equations Lesson Plan

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.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

15. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.

Balancing Chemical Equations Games & Activities

16. Balancing Chemical Equations Games & Activities

More than many things in chemistry, balancing chemical equations requires a large amount of consistent practice. Try out a few of these games and activities to help keep your students focused as they improve their skills.

Ions Lesson Plan

17. Ions Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to cations and anions. Students will watch two video lessons, create a graphic organizer, and complete a hands-on activity.

Cation: Definition & Examples

18. Cation: Definition & Examples

Cations are positively the most positive type of particle. Discover what a cation is, where you can find them, and learn some examples of cations. Then, assess your new knowledge with a quiz!

Anion: Definition & Examples

19. Anion: Definition & Examples

Ions are charged particles that are important for biological and chemical systems. Anions are ions that have a negative charge. This article discusses anions, their properties, and examples of anions in chemistry and nature.

Intermolecular Forces Activities

20. Intermolecular Forces Activities

Intermolecular forces are an important aspect of your unit on chemical reactions. This lesson contains engaging activities that you can use as you teach your students about the forces that attract and repel molecules from each other.

Intermolecular Forces Activities for Elementary School

21. Intermolecular Forces Activities for Elementary School

If your class is studying about chemical reactions and bonding, then learning about intermolecular forces is important. Use these activities to help younger students learn about basic intermolecular forces.

Ionic Bonds Lesson Plan

22. Ionic Bonds Lesson Plan

If you're looking for a fun and interesting way to explore ionic bonds with your students, this lesson plan can help! Students will watch two video lessons, discuss ionic bonds and compounds, and explore ionic bonds through a hands-on acitivyt.

Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

23. Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn about ionic compounds and how they form. Additionally, you'll learn the properties of ionic compounds, such as their high melting and boiling points, their ability to conduct electricity, and the fact that they form crystals.

Ionic Bonds: Definitions and Examples

24. Ionic Bonds: Definitions and Examples

Did you know that when atoms stick together to form molecules, they gain and lose electrons, making them negatively or positively charged? In this lesson, you will learn how cations and anions form one type of chemical bond called an ionic bond.

Net Ionic Equation Lesson Plan

25. Net Ionic Equation Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to review precipitation reactions and introduce net ionic equations to students. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss new information, create a study tool, and practice solving net ionic equations.

Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

26. Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

Learn what a precipitate is and predict when it will form in an aqueous chemical reaction, usually a double-replacement reaction. Learn what an ionic equation is, how it differs from a net ionic equation and how to write a net ionic equation.

Covalent Bonds Lesson Plan

27. Covalent Bonds Lesson Plan

Covalent bonds hold all kinds of chemicals together that we use on a regular basis. Your students will learn about covalent bonds as they watch a video, draw diagrams of covalent bonds and take a quiz.

Properties of Compounds Lesson Plan

28. Properties of Compounds Lesson Plan

We are surrounded by chemical compounds all the time. Your students will learn about properties of compounds as they watch a video, participate in a demo, create compound profiles, and complete a worksheet.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

29. Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

Compounds are made up of elements that are chemically joined. Like elements, compounds have properties that allow us to identify them. Learn about physical properties, like color, odor, melting point and boiling point, as well as chemical properties in this lesson.

Lewis Dot Structure Activities & Games

30. Lewis Dot Structure Activities & Games

If your class is studying chemical reactions and bonds, learning about Lewis dot structures is important. Use these multi-sensory games and activities to help students better understand Lewis dot structures.

VSEPR Lab Activities

31. VSEPR Lab Activities

As students explore the VSEPR theory, they may need some hands-on experiences to help them understand different electron pair geometries. Use these lab activities to help students apply the VSEPR theory to common molecules.

Covalent Bonding Activities

32. Covalent Bonding Activities

There are lots of hands-on activities we can use to teach covalent bonding and help students picture what is happening. Here are several such classroom activities for you to try.

Decomposition Lesson Plan

33. Decomposition Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the chemical reaction of decomposition. Students will read a text lesson defining the term and showing examples, then complete a lab to demonstrate understanding. Finish with a quiz to test understanding.

Decomposition Reaction: Definition & Examples

34. Decomposition Reaction: Definition & Examples

Chemical reactions are classified into several different categories. In this lesson, you will learn about decomposition reactions so you can describe and identify them in the future.

Combustion Lesson Plan

35. Combustion Lesson Plan

Explosions help make chemistry exciting. This lesson plan uses a video lesson, hands-on activity, and a video demonstration to illustrate the reactants and products of a combustion reaction.

Combustion Reaction: Definition & Examples

36. Combustion Reaction: Definition & Examples

Chemical reactions occur every day. Some of them are quite useful to us. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical reactions that are known as combustion reactions.

Chemical Bonding Activities & Games

37. Chemical Bonding Activities & Games

Your students will probably learn about chemical bonding as they study chemical reactions. These multi-sensory games and activities will help students identify the different types of chemical bonds.

Bonding Activities for High School Chemistry

38. Bonding Activities for High School Chemistry

Helping students understand how bonding works is a significant part of teaching high school chemistry. This lesson provides some activities that will make it more fun for your students to learn about bonding.

Forming Ionic Bonds Activities & Games

39. Forming Ionic Bonds Activities & Games

Ionic bonds are an important aspect of your chemistry class or unit. This lesson contains activities and games to help your students understand how ionic bonds happen.

Solubility Lesson Plan

40. Solubility Lesson Plan

There are many properties of chemicals for your students to learn. They will enjoy watching a video on solubility followed by doing their own solubility activity and completing a worksheet.

Nuclear Power Lesson Plan

41. Nuclear Power Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about nuclear power. A video lesson explains nuclear energy along with health and safety concerns, then students use this information to weigh the pros and cons of nuclear energy in an activity.

Chemical Bonding Lesson Plan

42. Chemical Bonding Lesson Plan

Chemical bonds are everywhere in our environment. Your students will learn the basics about chemical bonds as they watch a video, create and view books of chemical bonds, and take a quiz.

Equilibrium Activities for High School Chemistry

43. Equilibrium Activities for High School Chemistry

If you are a high school chemistry teacher, you will want your students to understand the concept of chemical equilibrium. This lesson offers a series of activities you can use to supplement your instruction.

Stoichiometry Activities

44. Stoichiometry Activities

Stoichiometry isn't the easiest topic for teachers to teach or for students to master in chemistry. However, it is an easy topic to scaffold with students and make relevant to their lives and experiences.

Types of Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan

45. Types of Chemical Reactions Lesson Plan

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.

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