Activity

Reaction Rates

Equip pupils with tools to determine reaction rates as they explore conditions that cause a reaction to increase or decrease. They also discuss why this occurs and predict the next steps as they take part in a series of experiments. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the class with random compounds and have them attempt to create a chemical reaction on paper by combining the compound with another substance
  • Have pupils research common catalysts used for reactions and discuss their specific importance
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the sixth installment in an eight-part series
  • Take care when heating test tubes and chemicals to avoid burns or injuries
Pros
  • Ability to modify or expand as needed based on time constraints
  • Provides simple explanations of complex concepts with demonstrations to encourage feedback from the class
Cons
  • None