Mystery Iron Ions

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Young chemists perform an experiment to determine if a compound is iron (II) chloride or iron (III) chloride. Then they determine the formula, balance the equation, and answer analysis questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit a water treatment plant to learn about metal ion content in drinking water
  • Create a class spreadsheet and compare the larger sample size result to each group's result
Classroom Considerations

  • Review proper disposal of chemicals before the experiment
  • The fourth lesson in a series of 11

  • Resource provides an extension idea
  • Includes many differentiation strategies
  • Provides answers throughout the lesson

  • None
Common Core