Balancing Chemical Equations Digital Task Cards

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
Formats Included
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108 pages
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  1. Balancing chemical equations is an essential skill for all chemistry students. Students will learn to balance equations and recognize when an equation is balanced while completing these task cards. Your kids need to practice, but worksheets have them bored to tears. These 54 Task Cards provide you a
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Ditch the worksheet! Your kids need to practice, but worksheets have them bored to tears. These 54 Digital Task Cards provide you and your students endless possibilities for effective practice and review.  

Using Task Cards

This task card deck includes 54 task card slides with unbalanced chemical equations and 54 solution card slides. They can be used to introduction balancing chemical equations as a review.

Here are just a few ways to use Digital Task Cards in your classroom:

  • Trasketball—Wad up some paper or grab the nerf basketball, set up a trash can by a wall, group your kids up, and watch them sit on the edge of their seats reviewing these skills. Use the master PowerPoint to project either a compound name or formula on the board. Have each student write both the name and the formula on a white board or one of the response sheets. Designate a seat for each team as the “hot seat.” If the person sitting in that seat gets the answer correct, award them a point for their team and give them a shot at the “basket” with your “trashketball” to earn even more points. Mark spots on the ground at increasing distances from the trashcan. The further away the more points they earn for making the shot. Either assign a new hot seat or have students rotate into the hot seat.
  • Digital Assignment—Assign one or more versions of the student task cards to your class through your digital classroom management software (Google Classroom, etc.) Print out a copy of the appropriate response sheet and have the students complete this tech-enhanced lesson.
  • Sub Plans—Just because you are not in the classroom doesn’t mean your students should be doing busy work. These make for a perfect assignment on a sub day.
  • Early Finishers—Don’t waste an opportunity to challenge your highest or fastest students. Have this ready for students to work one when they finish a daily assignment.

What’s Included

This Balancing Chemical Equations set includes:

  • Digital Task Cards master PowerPoint with 108 slides (54 equation slides and 54 solution slides)
  • Digital Task Cards student master (54 equation slides and 54 solution slides)
  • Six different ready-to-assign PDF student versions.
  • Six 4-per-sheet Task Card Answer Cards
  • Task Card Answer Sheet (1 sheet for all task cards)
  • Answer Key for all task cards

Total Pages
108 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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