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.
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.