This simulation/animation (1 of a set of 21) was designed to provide your students with a clearer understanding of various conceptual ideas in Chemistry, Physics, and General Science. The animations/simulations can be purchased individually or as a bundled set (see my store at PinnacleScience for significant savings).
As a veteran Chemistry and Physics teacher, I sought to construct a simple and useful (for students and teachers) set of computer animations/ simulations intended to provide my own students with a clear mental image of the many abstract concepts found in science. Through a combination of multimedia files and supporting documentation (including answer keys), this program has been successful throughout dozens of school districts and hundreds of individual students.
“EQUILIBRIUM” is composed of an exceptionally easy-to-use computer simulation and accompanying workbook. Teachers have found success using the simulation as an effective teaching tool on classroom computers, SmartBoards, and in computer labs. Individual students have used this simulation on home computers to help clarify classroom lessons and as review for quizzes and tests.
The simulation allows the user to observe a reaction between particles and the equilibrium between forward and reverse reactions. The simulation will graph the quantities of the reactants and products as time elapses. A real-time graph will illustrate the changing quantities of the reactants and products as well as the relative rates of the forward and reverse reactions. The user will observe how the quantities of reactants and products remains constant when the rates are equal.
In addition, the quantities of the reactants and/or products can be modified so that the user can visualize LeChatlier’s Principle in that the reactions “shifts” and reaches equilibrium again at a later time where the ratio of products and reactants is again the same as it was in the original equilibrium. The user is able to modify the equilibrium constant in order to observe reactions that favor the reactants or favor the products.
The .pdf file is a 15-page manual consisting of necessary vocabulary, a brief overview of the animation, a step-by-step walk through of the animation (so students can use the animation on their own in school), multiple practice questions, and answer key.
The software is downloaded from TpT as a single “.zip” file which, when extracted, yields the JAVA-based Flash file (.jar) and a “.pdf” file for supporting documentation.
The simulation will run on either a PC or Mac and there is NO installation of any computer files onto your computer (no need to bother IT people in your school). The simulation runs as a JAVA-based Flash file (.jar) – simply double-click on the file. It could not be any easier!!!
The purchase of a single license of this product makes it permissible for the buyer to use the simulation on one computer.
The purchase of additional licenses allows other teachers in your building to use the animation and supporting documentation on their computers in their classroom. The purchase of 5 additional licenses (6 total) will allow the teachers and all the students in your building to use the animation and supporting documentation on their individual computers or in computer labs.