Writing & Balancing Combustion Equations

Heat things up in your high school chemistry class with a instructional video on combustion reactions. Starting off with a brief explanation of combustion and the different chemicals involved, this resource walks step by step through the process of balancing this category of chemical equations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this resource as part of an introductory lesson series on balancing chemical equations
  • Create a worksheet for students to complete as they watch the video and follow along with the example problems
  • Assign this video as homework in your flipped chemistry classroom
Pros

  • Offers four examples that clearly demonstrate how to balance combustions equations
  • Video concludes with a series of helpful tips for balancing equations
Cons

  • Presenter is a little dry, and may not capture the engagement of all students