Balancing Full and Half Equations Lesson

This full lesson resource helps students to balance full and half equations and apply state symbols with 9-1 graded exam style plenary questions (F and H). It lasts about 1.5 hours. This resource is linked to the AQA specification and has 9-1 graded learning objectives linked to the content.
It includes:
33 page ppt which explains using a balancing full equations using the circle the formula method, to avoid the misconception to change the formula (see
3 Helpsheets (Full/Half/State symbols) for students to refer to when completing the questions
46 Equations to balance (30 full and 16 half) with ANSWERS for students to self/peer assess
All equations are taken from the AQA Specification (let me know if I’ve missed any out!)
Plenary questions (F and H) graded with answers
A gratuitous use of colour to help understand how and why equations are balanced.

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  • Balancing-Equations-Helpsheet.pdf
  • Balancing-Half-Equations-Helpsheet.pdf
  • State-Symbols-Helpsheet.docx
  • State-Symbols-Helpsheet.pdf
  • Plenary-Questions.pdf
  • Plenary-Questions.docx
  • Plenary-H-Answers.pdf
  • Plenary-F-Answers.pdf
  • Half-Equations-Questions.pdf
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  • Half-Equations-Answers.pdf
  • Half-Equations-Answers.docx
  • Balancing-Equations-Helpsheet.docx
  • Balancing-Equations-Starter-Sheet.pdf
  • Balancing-Half-Equations-Helpsheet.docx
  • Balancing-Equations-Starter-Sheet.docx
  • Plenary-F-Answers.docx
  • Plenary-H-Answers.docx
  • A-Note-to-the-buyer.docx
  • Balancing-Equation-Questions.pdf
  • Balancing-Equations-Answers.pdf
  • Balancing-Full-and-Half-Equations.pptx
  • Balancing-Equation-Questions.docx
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Created: Jan 11, 2020

Updated: Feb 7, 2020

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