Chemical Reactions and Conservation of Matter Activities Lesson Plan Unit

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    Are you tired of saying "sorry, I have to plan my lessons"? Start saying "Yes! I'm in" with our already done, engaging, and differentiated chemical reaction and conservation of matter lessons that will take you through the next three weeks of school.

    This lesson plan unit bundle will provide you with 3 weeks of lessons, activities, review sheets, and assessments to help your students understand and master chemical reactions and the conservation of matter.

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    What students are doing:

    ✴️ Interpreting diagrams and models during inquiry investigations

    ✴️ Conducting experiments, gathering data, analyzing data, and presenting their findings using the CER format

    ✴️ Marking the text

    ✴️ Taking notes

    ✴️ Collaborating with others

    ✴️ Drawing conclusions

    ✴️ Justifying their answers with evidence

    What teachers like you are saying about these chemical reaction activities

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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐”I love that this is both digital and print! These are broken down into easy to use reading passages and the notes templates promote good note taking strategies. THey also work GREAT as sub plans :)"- Anastasia

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    Included in this Unit bundle:

    Three different lesson plan designs to meet your needs

    Balancing Equations Inquiry

      • Interpret models and diagrams
      • Guided questions
      • Steps build on each other
      • Students make their own discoveries

    Chemical reactions science stations

      • Online station PhET lab to learn how to balance equations
      • Group collaboration: baking soda and vinegar lab with the focus on identifying reactants and products and which equation is balanced
      • Teach-led station: understanding the conservation of matter first through shapes and then through the steps of how to balance equations

    Chemical reactions flipped lesson

      • Video with a note-taking template on chemical vs. physical change and evidence of chemical reactions
      • short formative quiz
      • Review activity: one-page reading with a note-taking template and a comprehension worksheet, and interactive notebook activity
      • Extend activity: baking soda and vinegar lab with a focus on exothermic vs. endothermic and graphing the temperature

    Conservation of Matter flipped lesson.

      • Video with a note-taking template on the conservation of matter and how to balance equations
      • short formative quiz
      • Review activity: one-page reading with a note-taking template and a comprehension worksheet
      • Extend activity: PhET balancing equations activity (same as the science station) and SIMPOP chemical equations online activity

    Chemical reactions and balancing equations science reading

      • Three one-page readings
        • Chemical vs. physical change
        • Exothermic vs. Endothermic
        • Balancing Equations
      • Note-taking template
      • Comprehension worksheet
      • Four extension task cards

    Chemical change digital interactive notebook

      • Drag and drop activities to demonstrate knowledge
      • CER to explain if a chemical reaction occurred

    Conservation of Matter digital interactive notebook

      • Drag and drop activities to demonstrate knowledge
      • model balancing equations

    Chemical reactions labs (four different labs)

      • Each lab comes with a video demonstration for students who are absent or if you don’t have the chemicals
      • Students will gather data, identify evidence, and write CER explanations to state if a chemical reaction occurred
        • Copper sulfate, ammonia, and hydrogen peroxide
        • copper chloride and aluminum
        • baking soda, calcium chloride, and phenol red
        • magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) and sodium carbonate

    Chemical reactions quiz

      • interactive notebook review pages
      • multiple choice and short answer

    Bonus lessons (Only included in the bundle)

      • Colored beads introduction to conservation of matter by categorizing by color and then shape
      • Game chips balancing equations activity, model balancing equations using game chips
      • Videos: elephant toothpaste and precipitate

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