This powerpoint introduces balancing equations to an audience that has not done balancing before. The powerpoint is set to only give bits of information after each click of the mouse. I have found that this step by step process of balancing works for many of the introductory equations that will be seen in an introduction to balancing. The process helps with balancing polyatomic ions and oxygens with ease. There are also examples and practice problems. You will notice that the last two slides of practice problems are low on the slide. This is so that I can raise my screen and use the slides as an overhead where all I have to do is add the coefficients on the board in dry erase.
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I just want to say thanks for everything this year. I went back into the classroom and your Powerpoints and activities have really been a life saver. The school asked me the other day if I would teach Chemistry. Do you have a Chem syllabus that I could buy?
Thankyou for the kind words. I have tried to make the powerpoints to be more the flow of how I would present the material. I am a bit of a showman and I feel that adds to the presentation. I do not have a syllabus for chemistry since I have not actually taught chemistry. I do have the lessons and activities for chemisty and I really think the way I do stoichiometry is the way to go. Once you get the hang of it, you will wonder why you did it anyother way. Make sure you set up the background knowledge first though. If you need an idea for chemisty, just pass it on to me and I will see if I have it "in inventory" to post on my items list. Again, thank you for your praise of the powerpoints.