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., 12).

Nagwa uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.