Introduce your students to chemical reactions with this 25 slide comprehensive presentation! I like to assign the pre-reading as homework the night before, so that students can come to class with some understanding and questions.
This presentation uses photosynthesis as a key example of a chemical reaction, so it would also be great for an introduction to a unit on photosynthesis and respiration!
-what is a chemical reaction
-catalysts and inhibitors
-balancing chemical equations
Includes 3 separate files.
As an extension, I like to have my students play around with the balancing equations PhET Sim. Link here:
I also use this worksheet (NOT CREATED BY ME) with the PhET Sim. To access, you have to create a free account on the PHeT site.