Overview


Subject/Sub-Subject: Science/Chemistry


Title: Factors Affecting Reaction Rates


Summary:

This activity will be used to investigate the factors that affect reaction rate.


Understanding Goal

The students will be able to state three factors that affect reaction rate and will able to describe a lab for each. Also they will be able to relate reaction rates to an historical event.

Investigative Question

What are the factors that affect reaction rates?

Grade(s): 10, 11, 8
Audience: General
Learners: This activity can be used with any chemistry students (regular, honors or chem. tech.)
Required Vocabulary: N/A
Prior Content Knowledge: N/A
Standards

Virginia Standards of Learning
C. 3 The students will investigate how conservation of energy and matter is express in formulas and balanced equations. key concepts include
f) REACTION RATES and kinetics...

Field Tests

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Sources

Factors Affecting Reaction Rates

Understanding Goal

The students will be able to state three factors that affect reaction rate and will able to describe a lab for each. Also they will be able to relate reaction rates to an historical event.

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The great mill disaster! Lycopodium annotinum, Michigan

Required Materials

Files

LOC Project.ppt
Materials list and suggestions.doc

Directions

Introduction

Step 1 Obtain powerpoint. Look at the notes.

Files

Step 2 Obtain materials

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Step 3 Perform lesson as stated in the powerpoint.

Best Instructional Practices


Understanding Goal

The students will be able to state three factors that affect reaction rate and will able to describe a lab for each. Also they will be able to relate reaction rates to an historical event.

Investigative Question

What are the factors that affect reaction rates?


Analysis of Student Learning


The students performed the lab exercises and observed the demonstrations and were able to state the factors affecting reaction rates.


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Differentiated Instruction Differentiated Instruction (learn more)

Content

The activities described in the powerpoint are simple enough to be used at any level, but can be discussed at a variety of levels.

Literacy Instruction Literacy Instruction(learn more)

Visual

The activity uses some very visual effects to stimulate the students and to aid in their recollection of the learning goal.

Teaching for Understanding Teaching for Understanding(learn more)

Explicit Understanding Goal

The power point describes the activity that helps the students appreciate the factors that affect reaction rates.

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Whole Group Presentation

The instructor uses powerpoint to aid in the presentation.

Reflections and Recommendations


The students were actively engaged and enjoyed the laboratory experiences. The lycopodium demonstration was particularly effective.

Credits

Authors and Contributors

Eli Hyman
West Potomac High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
Garry Relton
West Potomac High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

Library of Congress Items

Library of Congress items used in this Lesson Plan.

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The great mill disaster! Unknown. c1878. The great mill disaster!. Library of Congress: American Memory, Sterograph Cards.
Lycopodium annotinum, Michigan Unknown. n.d.. Lycopodium annotinum, Michigan. Library of Congress: American Memory, American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library.