Chemistry: Balancing Chemical Equations

Teaching chemical equations can be quite a balancing act! Bolster your class' balancing abilities using a video from a helpful chemistry playlist. The resource explains the theory behind balancing, then shows viewers how to accomplish it using the inspection method.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class work each of the five examples as the video plays
  • Follow up with a video from the same series that shows the algebraic method of balancing equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be comfortable writing chemical equations before attempting to balance them
Pros

  • Resource uses the details of the reaction shown in the equation to help viewers grasp the necessity of balancing
  • The explanations are perfect for beginning chemistry students
Cons

  • None
Common Core