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Balancing Chemical Equations Worksheet

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Description

Now Digital too! Use the MOST CLEAR and FUN visual chemistry worksheet so your students can see the art of balancing chemical equations and also see the difference in coefficients and subscripts in balancing chemical equations.

Page 1- Simple balancing problems with all molecules illustrated for the students.

Page 2-Medium balancing problems with some molecules illustrated for the students.

Page 3- Medium balancing problems with the least molecules illustrated.

*********The link to the digital Google Slides activity is on the last page!******

This balancing chemical equations worksheet will help your students process the why we need to balance faster, and with more accuracy.

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Benefits & Features

  • This worksheet is easy to grade because you just have to glance to see if they drew the equations right.
  • You won't have to explain, "Why do we need to balance equations?" sixteen times when they can SEE WHY.
  • Students will learn how to balance faster because the information is organized in a very easy to understand way. We balance with coefficients and not with subscripts!

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This worksheet would make a great balancing chemical equations activity for chemistry group work or as a reinforcement activity when you only have a half day of classes and don't want to get too far ahead of your other classes.

This handout will literally show your students the atoms in the equations so they can see how equations are balanced. By drawing out the reactants and the products students can really "get it" the first time.

Using this handout you can explain the difference in 2 NaCl and MgCl2.

Coefficients are the "big" numbers in front of each compound in the equations. Subscripts can tell you how many of a certain type of element are present or how many polyatomic ions are present.

When you open up this worksheet you will see 3 unbalanced chemical equations. Below that will be a 3D illustration of the molecules involved. The students will learn to count the number of each type of molecule and manipulate the number to balance the equation.

As they progress through the worksheet, I slowly remove molecule illustrations so it will force the students to illustrate the equation themselves, or skip that part and just balance the equation to show they have a full comprehension of balancing equations.

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"I believe that this is one of the BEST activities on TPT for beginning balancing equations. My kids all got it after this lesson, even those who were struggling. Thank you!"

Febuaray 5th, 2020

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"Great for visual learners!"

January 5, 2018

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"This is WAY MORE ENGAGING

than any resource I've used before! This will make for an awesome display!"

January 5, 2018

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