Lesson Plan: Balancing Chemical Equations Chemistry • 7th Grade
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to determine the stoichiometry of a reaction equation by balancing the numbers of atoms in the reactants and products.
Students will be able to
- balance a chemical equation using the number of atoms in the reactants and products,
- take a given symbolic chemical equation and balance it,
- write and balance a symbolic chemical equation from a word equation or description of an experiment.
Students should already be familiar with
- reaction equations,
- chemical formulas.
Students will not cover
- chemical equations that require fractions to be balanced (e.g., ).