Electron Transitions

This Electron Transitions lesson plan also includes:

Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lab to show properties of salts and electron behavior
  • Assess each group's ability to comprehend and follow the lab procedure for a quick Common Core formative check
Classroom Considerations

  • Arrange computer access for lab groups following the lab so they can complete the pHET interactive
  • Groups should contain no more than three pupils
Pros

  • Everything needed for successful execution is included in the Teacher's Guide
  • Material is engaging and well-written
  • The lab uses chlorides rather than traditional nitrate salts, promoting green chemistry
Cons

  • None
Common Core