Introduction to Rates of Reaction

Why are rates of reaction so important? Discover the answer to this, and many other questions, through a video from JFR Science. Pupils examine how, through the balanced chemical equation and experimentation, they can determine how fast reactants are used up and products are made.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to provide a first look at reaction rates in a Chem 1 class
  • Expand on the example in the video and have the class calculate the rates of the other constituents
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource expects users to have a full understanding of balanced chemical equations
Pros

  • A funny introduction helps capture viewers' attention
  • Skillfully explains relationships between products and reactants 
Cons

  • None
Common Core