Balancing Chemical Equations

Balancing equations means conserving mass; use the presentation to help learners practice this concept. The resource includes 56 equations for your class to practice balancing. Scholars focus on one reaction type at a time. Groups of reactions include combustion, synthesis, single replacement, double replacement, and decomposition. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided notes document and use examples as guided practice
  • Review the different types of reactions prior to beginning the presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Follows directly from the previous lesson in the series and builds on those concepts
Pros

  • Provides a nice selection of equations to choose from and include as independent practice if desired
Cons

  • Does not include any instruction with balancing equations or teacher notes to guide instruction