In this PowerPoint lesson, students learn to examine redox reactions for common themes.
Firstly, they practice what they have learned in previous lesson to assign oxidation states to elements in compounds using their oxidation state rules.
Secondly, two shortcuts... one for identifying if a reaction IS a redox reaction and another for identifying that a reaction IS NOT a redox reaction is presented.
Then the PowerPoint teaches them to analyze the species in the reaction equation to identify which one has been oxidized and which one has been reduced. Furthermore, students learn to identify oxidizing and reducing agents as well.
Most of my chemistry lessons are 8 slide PowerPoints. I print the PowerPoints each day (4 slides per page... front and back = 1 sheet of paper per student). The students then fill out the answers to my guided and scaffolded questions as I fill them out on the SmartBoard. My teaching style is highly interactive, and my lessons support that style.
All lessons include a Do Now, Mini Lesson, Pair Up, and Summary to keep students moving and engaged.
To remove the "Wickline" watermark, select the Watermark from the Insert menu, then select No Watermark. You cannot remove the watermark's from .pdf files and SmartBoard files, so you'll have to make new ones from your fresh watermark-less Microsoft file.
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