Balancing Chemical Equations Printable and Digital Task Card Acitivity

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    Balancing Equations task cards are a great alternative to balancing chemical equations worksheets. Students learn to recognize unbalanced equations and how to balance chemical equations. These printable and digital balancing equations task cards are great for balancing chemical equations of all type.

    Your kids need to practice, but worksheets have them bored to tears. These 54 Task Cards provide you and your students endless possibilities for effective practice and review.  Just copy, laminate, and cut and these versatile cards will add variety and engagement to your classroom for years to come. Also included in this bundle is the digital version of these task cards. These two resources seamlessly work together. NOW INCLUDED: This bundle now includes a virtual version of these task cards built on the Google Forms platform.

    Using Task Cards

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

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

    • Stations - Get kids up out of their seats as they rotate through the stations completing the tasks on each card.
    • Scavenger Hunt - Hide the cards around the room to add an element of mystery.
    • Quiz, Quiz, Trade - In this simple game, each student gets a card, pairs up with a partner and they quiz each other with the task on their cards.  Once both partners have answered each others question, they trade cards and find a different partner.
    • Early Finishers - Keep a set handy for those students who finish quickly.
    • Sub Plans - Keep a set or two handy so your sub can keep students actively engaged.
    • 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.

    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)
    • Printable Task Cards in color, grayscale, and blackline (54 task cards and 54 solution cards)
    • 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
    216 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    90 minutes
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction. Emphasis is on using mathematical ideas to communicate the proportional relationships between masses of atoms in the reactants and the products, and the translation of these relationships to the macroscopic scale using the mole as the conversion from the atomic to the macroscopic scale. Emphasis is on assessing students’ use of mathematical thinking and not on memorization and rote application of problem-solving techniques. Assessment does not include complex chemical reactions.


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