Conservation of Matter in Chemical Reactions Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn the characteristics of balanced chemical reactions. The Conservation of Matter in Chemical Reactions learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.
During a chemical reaction, atoms are rearranged, but they are not created or destroyed. The substances entering the reaction are called reactants, and the resulting substances, with new chemical formulas, are called products.
In a balanced chemical equation, the total number of each type of atom is the same in the products as in the reactants. Each atom of a specific element has the same mass, regardless of the molecule or state of matter it is in, so the products and reactants have the same mass. Mass can be measured using a mass balance.
If part of a reactant seems to have disappeared after a chemical reaction, it still exists, but it may just be in an unrecognizable form. For example, it could have been released as an invisible gas or combined with another substance to form something with completely different properties.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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