Lesson Plan: Reaction Rate Chemistry • 7th Grade
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the rate of a chemical reaction and explain the effect of heat on the rate of reaction using the collision theory.
Students will be able to
- describe the rate of a chemical reaction in terms of the speed of reactants turning in products,
- connect the units of rate with the measurements taken in rate experiments,
- list the factors that affect the rate of reaction,
- describe the collision theory and use it to explain the effect of heat on the rate of reaction.
Students should already be familiar with
- the properties of different states of matter,
- the kinetic model of matter,
- what happens in a basic chemical reaction,
- basic experimental setups and apparatus.
Students will not cover
- (in detail) other factors that affect rate outside of heat (temperature, concentration, pressure, surface area, catalysts, molecular orientation, etc.),
- quantitative measurements of rate or rate equations.