Educator Resources for Chemical Equations

Is your chemical equation balanced? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the language of chemical reactions. You’ll learn about what makes a chemical reaction, and how to use molecular formulas--combinations of symbols from the periodic table--to represent atoms and molecules. Tim will show you the difference between reactants and products, and explain which side of the equation’s arrow each of them falls on. Finally, you’ll find out about stoichiometry, the balancing of chemical equations so that each side has the same number of atoms. Matter can be neither destroyed nor created. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

Lesson Plans

Vocabulary Development Lesson Plan: Using a Word Map

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-3