Introduction to Chemical Reactions – Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. By purchasing this bundle you will save 43% vs. purchasing the individual components separately.
By the end of this 5E lesson, students will:
• Learn how to write word and chemical equations
• Learn vocabulary associated with chemical reactions such as reactants, products, catalyst, energy, etc.
• Learn the symbols associated with chemical reactions
• Demonstrate an understanding of how chemical reactions are used outside the classroom
• Investigate, through inquiry, the characteristics of chemical reactions
• Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of chemical reactions
How does the 5E model facilitate learning?
• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science
• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness
• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences
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– This could involve a short video with probing question or a discussion based around current events, common misconceptions, etc.
– Creates interest and excitement for your students
– Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions
– In this bundle, your students will watch a short video to get them hooked on chemistry. These questions will provide the sustenance for a class discussion
– Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
– In this phase, students will complete a reading comprehension activity on the Chemistry of Explosives which will allow them to explore an interesting side of reactions as well as improve their scientific literacy skills
– For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below
– This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way
– Students develop an understanding of the content
– Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued
– Students develop vocabulary
– Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences
– The lesson comes in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of the lesson, please see below
– This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
– This bundle include a Scavenger Hunt Activity
**Note: The Scavenger Hunt is device-based and requires very little preparation or materials other than 1 device (smartphone, Chromebook, laptop, tablet) per 3 students**
– For a complete description of the activity, please see below
– Your students’ will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
– This bundle includes a worksheet activity where you and your students can evaluate their understanding of chemical reactions
The NRC’s How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)
By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.
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This resource covers the following topics:
– Brief history
– How explosions work
– Types of explosions
– Current applications
– The environmental impact
– The future
The Problem You Face – Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students’ analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills
Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.
This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.
Explanation – Chemical Reactions Lesson
Everything you need to introduce or review Chemical Reactions is right here. The PowerPoint is interactive and engaging with YouTube videos hyperlinked directly onto the slides. No more searching for videos, just click on the slide and it will take you directly to them.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the power point
– The student version of the power point
– Hyperlinked videos embedded on the slides
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– An introduction to chemical reactions
– Reactants vs. Products
– Word Equations
– Chemical Equations
– Equation Symbols
– Examples and Practice
The student version of the PowerPoints contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
Elaborate – Chemical Reactions Scavenger Hunt Activity
Chemical Reactions – Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity.
This activity is the coolest thing I’ve created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.
Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly.
The Content Includes:
• Visualizing chemical reactions using a simulation
• Endothermic and Exothermic reactions
• Reactants and Products
• Explosive chemical reactions
Here’s how you implement them:
• Print the QR codes and place them around the room
• Place your students into groups
• Let them loose! They move from Location to Location as they complete their tasks. Each Task is assigned by scanning the QR code and there are 5 Tasks per Scavenger Hunt Activity.
• Have them submit their answers directly to your email via a form on my website.
• Lets your students utilize their devices
• Cuts down on wasted paper
• Combines learning with assessment
• Is a lot of fun
• Comes in both Word and PDF formats
Each Hunt is different and offers a unique way for your students to explore the topic. From Hunt-to-Hunt, possible tasks your students will face include:
• Video analysis
• Fully automated and marked Quiz
• Finish the story
• Start the story
• News article
• Word scramble
• Short answer
• Web research