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Course: General Science
Lesson Title:
Classifying Chemical Reactions



Standard & Assessment Anchor
  • S11.A.1.1.5
  • S11.A.1.3.2
  • S11.A.2.1.3
  • S11.A.2.1.5
  • S11.A.2.2.1
  • S11.A.3.1.3
  • S11.A.3.3.1
  • 3.2.10.A4
  • 3.2.10.A6
Objective/ Essential Question
Students will be able to
  • identify synthesis reactions.
  • identify decomposition reactions.
  • identify single-replacement reactions.
  • identify double-replacement reactions.

Final Due Date: 11/30/11

Classifying Chemical Reactions



Today, we are going to talk about classifying chemical reactions. Here is a cool video I found explaining the four types of chemical reactions using celebrities. It made me laugh! I hope you enjoy it!



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key terms

Key Terms:

  • Chemical Equation

  • Coefficient

  • Decomposition

  • Product

  • Reactant

  • Replacement

  • Synthesis



Science At Work:

Food technologists study the nature of foods. They experiment with new ingredients and new ways to use ingredients. Food technologists develop ways to process and improve the quality of foods. They also test samples to make sure foods meet food laws and standards. Most often, food technologists work in a laboratory, often set up like a kitchen.

Most food technologists have a four-year degree in food science, biochemistry, or chemistry. To do research, an advanced degree is required.

Food technologists are creative. They have curiosity and good instincts about food. They also must be able to carry out tests and to work well under pressure.


After reading this lesson, complete the quiz on Classifying Chemical Equations. You will have two attempts on this quiz, so use them wisely. This quiz should take about 20 minutes to complete.


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