This is an interactive simulation introducing the basics of Chemical Reactions. It follows both my "Atoms" and "Molecules" kiosks.
By running through this tutorial, students will understand how chemical reactions are written. and what they mean within the context of the Law of Conservation of Matter. It introduces some vocabulary (like, "combustion" and "decomposition" reactions, etc...) but the principle emphasis is on the conceptual idea that all matter in the universe has to be accounted for.
The file can be projected as a class activity but if you have access to a computer lab, it's ideally suited for students to run the simulation on their own.
Once properly protected (instructions on how to do that are in a separate file in my store called, "Kiosk Instructions".), double-clicking the file icon, starts the kiosk... Students run through the simulation, calling the teacher over over only when;
1. They run into a technical glitch...
2. They are confused on the content...
3. They're done!
As with all my kiosks, #3 is easy and particularly fun for me. I insert a picture of my family on the last slide. My instructions are phrases like, "Go show me the picture of my son!" You can also easily substitute your own pics.
Touch screens are particularly fun with these kiosks.