AFTER USING THIS, ALL OF MY STUDENTS CAN BALANCE EQUATIONS WITH 85%+ ACCURACY!!!
This is an activity for students to master the skill of balancing chemical equations. It does so by not using any math skills beyond addition. Although the lesson begins with the 'model method', I feel that the real application of this lesson the 'chemical pull down method'.
There are enough slides in this presentation for each student in your class to come to the board and prove that they can balance equations. The method is so simple that they need not be nervous about failing in front of their classmates.
I have seen dramatic improvements in student success in chemistry once the fundamental skill of balancing equations is mastered by ALL STUDENTS. Balancing equations does not need to be your students limiting reagent...TRY IT OUT TODAY!!
It is also easy to use the lesson as a means to teach how to convert from word equation to skeleton equation. All you need to do is move the SMART screen shade up.