Lesson Plan

Controlling the Amount of Products in a Chemical Reaction

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Everyone enjoys combining baking soda and water. Here is a lesson that challenges scholars to analyze the reaction three different ways — the real substances, the chemical equation, and the molecular models. Class members experiment to control the reaction within given parameters. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • After the lesson, extend it by showing a larger beaker and asking how much of each reactant should be used to make it fill to the top without overflowing. Learners should realize the amounts must stay in the same proportion
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure classroom is well ventilated
  • Lesson says to project specific images on the wall, but if projection isn't available, you can print and enlarge them to show pupils
  • Lesson is the second in a series of 12
  • Includes discussion questions and proper answers to facilitate moving the lesson along
  • Utilizes a 5E format
  • Uses common materials that are inexpensive
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