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This collection of 4 balancing equation worksheets and answer sheets. Each worksheet contains 20 equations to balance, they are aimed at GCSE and A level chemistry students and together provide a lot of practise balancing chemical equations.

This lesson uses carefully chosen examples with picture representations as well as chemical formulae. There are two differentiated worksheets (embedded in in the ppt) with answers and a plenary quiz. Thoroughly tried, tested and recommended.
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Thoroughly tried, tested and recommended. This lesson uses carefully chosen examples with picture representations as well as chemical formulae. There are two differentiated worksheets (embedded in in the PowerPoint) with answers and a plenary quiz.
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Structured approach, builds students up using visuals, animation, differentiated practise to introduce then consolidate skills in balancing equations.
Quite a versatile lesson for a variety of audiences. This was initially planned to introduce the Quantitative Chemistry module for trilogy and triple for AQA GCSE science. However it could be suitable for some higher level KS3 groups as well as providing a refresher for some weak Y12 students.
The zip folder contains the lesson PowerPoint along with a student sheet full of equations to balance for practise and an answer sheet.

Worksheet to support students with balancing equations.
The premium resource of this worksheet is available and contains all the answers to each of the equations:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/balancing-equations-11146814

This chemistry resource is aimed at GCSE and A level students to teach them to balance chemical equations. It includes a PowerPoint presentation to teach the students to balance equations and a worksheet of 20 differentiated chemical equations to balance. The fully complete answer sheet is also include for the students to peer assess each others answers.

Solving linear Equations with the unknown on both sides. A powere point lesson which explains one method of solving equations with unknowns on both sides. An equation is like a set of scales. To keep it balanced, whatever you do to one side you must do to the other.

Directed towards KS3 but could be used with low ability KS4 lesson on balancing equations and naming compounds.
Learning Objectives:
Identify the ion charges of each group
Construct formula through their ion charges
Work out formulas for compounds
Balance equations

Balancing equations worksheet aimed at GCSE and AS chemistry students together with completed answer sheet. The worksheet contains 20 differentiated chemical equations to balance. The fully complete answer sheet is also include for the students to peer assess each others answers.
The following premium resources for balancing equations are available in our shop which also include worked answers:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-balancing-symbol-equations-11031962
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-symbol-equations-11031963
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-chemical-equations-11031966
For more complete lessons about chemical equations including lesson plans, teaching presentations, equations and fully complete answers the following premium resources are available:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-balancing-equations-10001316
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-forming-word-and-symbol-equations-10003821

During this lesson (C4.3 From masses to balanced equations) GCSE students work through a variety of tasks to develop their understanding of how to balance equations from masses of reactants and products. Based on the 3rd from the AQA 9-1 GCSE Chemistry (OUP scheme) C4: Chemical calculations chapter.
Also available as a digital worksheet, which is ideal for distance learning, independent study or catch-up of missed work through absence.
Presentation contains (23 slides)-
Bell work activity
Lesson objective and success criteria
Information slides
Challenge activities (group work)
Practical activity (where appropriate)
Demonstrate understanding tasks (with answers)
Lesson resources (additional to scheme)
Aimed at a higher ability class covering content 5-8.
Please note: Kerboodle worksheets from scheme are not included due to license.
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Balancing Equations: These balancing equations cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while they practice their skills with addition and balancing equations. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
There are 2 cootie catchers in this product, each one having 8 problems for a total of 16 problems. Each problem involves addition problems which has students calculate the missing number within the equation. Answers are provided for each problem.
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♦ Grades 1-3:
Addition
Arrays
Balancing Equations
Coins
Estimating Sums
Expanded Form
Fact Families
Greater Than Less Than
Long Division
Missing Addends
Multiplication Word Problems
Number Bonds Word Problems
Skip Counting
Subtraction
Telling Time
♦ Grades 3-5:
Balancing Equations
Capacity
Comparing Decimals
Decimals
Elapsed Time
Expanded Form
Exponents
Fact Families
Factors & Multiples
Fractions
Fractions on a Number Line
Greater Than Less Than
Greatest Common Factors
Least Common Multiple
Long Division
Mean, Median, Mode, & Range
Metric Measurement
Mixed Numbers
Multiplication
Number Patterns
Order of Operations
Percents
Place Value
Prime & Composite Numbers
Prime Factorization
Probability
Properties of Mult.
Rounding
Word Problems
♦ Grades 6-8:
Customary Measurements
Fractions: Add & Sub, Decimals, & Percents
Fractions: Equivalent & Reducing Fractions
Greater Than Less Than
Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers
Integers
Operations with Fractions
Rational Numbers
Ratios
Simple Interest
♦ Geometry:
3D Shapes
Angle Pair Relationships
Area of a Circle & Composite Figures
Circumference of a Circle
Missing Angles
Perimeter
Polygons
Pythagorean Theorem
Quadrilaterals
Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms
Volume & Surface Area of Cylinders
Volume of Cones, Rectangular Prisms, & Triangular Prisms
♦ Algebra:
Absolute Value
Combining Like Terms
Distributive Property
Equations
Evaluating Expressions
Inequalities
Linear Equations
Polynomials
Proportions
Quadratic Equations
Scientific Notation
Simplifying Expressions
Slope
System of Equations
Two Step & Multi Step Equations
Writing Expressions

Excellent worksheet to get students confident balancing equations. I have also added a PowerPoint presentation which is a fantastic step by step instructional resource to show students how to balance simple and more complex equations. Sections on some of the slides are delayed so you can get the students to work out each stage of the process with you before they see the next stage.

A power point which shows pupils how to balance equations by drawing molecules (actual structure of molecules is not important). I have found that visual learners find this method very easy to understand. It is also good to use with kinesthetic learners who can use modeling clay to build them.

Have you ever tried to think of equations for your students to practice balancing equations on, but you've just run out of ideas?
Here are a full 4 pages of equations that you can give them to balance, including a bit of space for calculations.
You can use this resource as a starter, as the main part of your lesson or as the plenary.
Copy this on to a double sided A3 sheet to make it easier; then they're all on a single page.
BETTER YET: You get the answers too - which means you don't have to work out all the answers to the worksheet yourself.
Have fun!