This question exploration asks: What Affects the Rate of Chemical Reactions? Students will be able to explain how activation energy is related to exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions. And SWBAT identify how factors of temperature, concentration, surface area, and the presence of a catalyst (like an enzyme) or inhibitor affect the rate of a chemical reaction.
Question Exploration Routine is an instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the question exploration routine earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the Question Exploration Routine to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages. This product includes the completed question exploration guide, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. Also, this product is a Word document, so it can be easily edited by teachers for revision when you want to change what you want to say and how you say it.
These Question Exploration Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. SWBAT:
SC.8.P.9.3 Investigate and describe how temperature influences chemical changes.
SC.912.L.18.4 Relate the structure and function of enzymes.
SC.912.L.18.11 Explain the role of enzymes as catalysts that lower the activation energy of biochemical reactions. Identify factors, such as pH and temperature, and their effect on enzyme activity.