Students will learn about the different types of chemical reactions as they read through a love story that serves as a metaphor for the elements in the reactions. Afterwards, students will complete questions, draw pictures, balance equations, and identify equations as single-displacement, double-displacement, synthesis, or decomposition.
This is a great way to get students engaged in this topic. "Memorize" the story then use it to teach chemical reactions to the class. Call on volunteers to come to the front of the room and "act out" the different scenes. For a follow up, have students complete this handout.