Chemical Reactions Box - Block Plan

Day 1

Objective: Observe Chemical Change

Strategies: Inquiry and Reciprocal Teaching for Reading Comprehension

  1. Warm up: What do you already know about chemical reactions? (Determine Prior Knowledge) Display on newsprint paper posted around the class. (Incorporate Essential Questions,  Understandings, Key Knowledge & Skills)
  2. Hook: Baking Soda Activity
  3. Read & Discuss Section 6-1 Observing Chemical Change pgs. 214-219
  4. Activity: Calcium Chloride & Baking Soda
  5. Assessment: Homework-List several examples of physical changes & chemical changes.

Day 2

Objective: Compare Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Strategies: Inquiry and Reciprocal Teaching for Reading Comprehension

  1. Inquiry Lab: Baggie Science-  Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
  2. Assessment: Read pgs. 220-221 and complete the graphing problems.

Day 3

Objective:Evidence of Chemcal Reactions

Strategy: Inquiry

  1. Hook: Marshmallow investigation.
  2. Lab Inquiry: Where’s the Evidence? 
  3. Assessment: Complete the analysis and conclude reflection questions on the lab.

Day 4

Objective: How Chemical Reactions Occur

Strategy: Interactive Video Viewing

  1. Bill Nye Video: Chemical Reactions
  2. Use the Interactive Video: Inquiry-Oriented Method to assess understanding.

Day 5

Objective: Describe the Components of Chemical Equations

Strategies: Inquiry and Reciprocal Teaching for Reading Comprehension

  1. Hook: Do you lose anything activity?
  2. Read & Discuss Section 6-2 pgs. 224-229  Components of a Chemical Equation
  3. Practice balancing equations.

Day 6

Objective: Conservation of Matter

Strategy: Cooperative Learning and Authentic Assessment

  1. Hook: Importance of balance.
  2. Model Mania Project
  3. Present Model Mania Projects to the class.
  4. Complete self-assessment rubric.

 Day 7

Objective: Factors that Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction

Strategy: Inquiry

  1. Hook: Cracker Chew
  2. Inquiry Lab: Vitamin C
  3. Assessment: Complete the analysis and conclude reflection questions on the lab.

Day 8

Objective: Combustion

Strategies: Inquiry, Reciprocal Teaching for Reading Comprehension, Concept Maps

  1. Hook: Pouring a gas activity
  2. Read & Discuss Section 6-2 pgs. 242-245 Understanding Fire
  3. Assessment: Create a concept map to represent what you have learned about the fire triangle and home safety.

Day 9

Objective: Demonstrate Conservation of Matter Using a Closed System

Strategies: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, and Authentic Assessment

  1. Project Inquiry: Closed Chemistry

Day 10

Objective: Final Assessment

Strategy: Authentic Assessment

  1. Quiz on Terms
  2. Present Closed Chemistry Project to the class and fill out self-assessment