The Rate of a Chemical Reaction

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If your pupils think a catalyst is a list of their cats, then this might be the lesson for you! Young chemists study the effect of temperature, catalysts, concentration, and particle size on reaction rates during four different experiments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Schedule a fire inspector to speak about catalysts
Classroom Considerations
  • Set up the experiment as a lab rotation or have the whole class complete the same lab simultaneously
  • The lesson best fits after lesson nine in the series
  • The tenth in a series of 11 lessons
  • Lesson offers multiple assessment options
  • Includes extension ideas
  • Provides many differentiation strategies
  • None
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