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Balanced Budget Chemistry


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Balanced Budget Chemistry

In this activity, learners balance chemical equations and discover the law of conservation of mass. Learners use coins to model molecules to balance the equations.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Worksheet
  • Pen or pencil
  • Coins (fake or real - optional)

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Equations and Inequalities
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure
      • Elements and Periodic Table
      • Mass and Weight

Informal Categories


  • Financial Literacy

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Muller, Eric

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, ©2002

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