Chemical Names and Formulas

Abracadabra! Provide your class with the tools to perform a chemical "magic show" as they predict the charges of various ions, determine ionic compound formulas, and make observations to determine when a chemical reaction between two compounds has occurred. Detailed steps easily convey complex principles, allowing for better acquisition. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into groups and have each group design their own experiment, complete with an unknown, to test on their peers
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure pupils handle flaming objects carefully 
  • Make certain lab goggles and safety apparel is available to prevent injuries
  • This is the third module in an eight-part series
Pros

  • Creative experiments engage the class as they acquire important concepts
  • Detailed steps allow for individual progression through the experiment if desired
Cons

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