Day 63: Astroblaster & Balancing Equations

Physics: Astroblaster

After a quiz, students made some observations of the Astro Blaster and used conservation of energy to explain what they saw. Students also worked through some conservation of energy questions out of TIPERs.

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Chemistry: Balancing Chemical Equations

Students used what they found in the simulation yesterday to practice balancing chemical equations. I took a page from the Modeling Chemistry curriculum and had students sketch the molecules in the reaction, which turned out to be a really effective tool to make balancing a much more concrete process.

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