Single Displacement Reactions: What Is Thermite?

Nothing engages a class quite like fire! Turn up the heat by showing pupils a video from JFR Science about single displacement reactions. The narrator explains how your class uses the activity to predict single displacement reactions as well as how to write them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ignite a single displacement reactions lesson with the video
  • Take the class outside and demonstrate the thermite reaction
Classroom Considerations

  • Have plenty of activity series handouts available to distribute before the video

  • Animated elements and compounds help clarify the mechanism of the reactions
  • Concise explanations make the video perfect for individual viewing

  • None
Common Core