Predicting Products Review Game

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I created this predicting products review game to give my physical science students some much needed practice predicting the products of chemical reactions. We combined this review with a bit of basketball to make a fun review game.

My physical science students have been working on predicting products of reactions.  For our first day of this section, we did six problems in our notes.  Here’s what the dry erase board looked like by the end of the class period.  Our Diatomic Elements poster came in SUPER handy!  My physical science students have given me a couple of more ideas for posters I should make.  I love that they find our classroom decor to be useful!!!

I decided my students needed to spend a day practicing these types of problems on their own.  So, I wrote up 6 different problems for them.  Each problem is printed on a full-sized sheet of paper and is intended to be slid into a dry erase pocket.

Dry erase pockets are one of the most used items in my classroom!

MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDS…

I cannot imagine teaching math without my dry erase pockets! They instantly make any activity more engaging and save me countless hours at the copy machine since I can use the same class sets of copies year after year.

Here are my current go-to recommendations:

If you don’t have a classroom set of dry erase pockets, you could also use heavy duty sheet protectors. But, I highly recommend investing in a classroom set of the pockets since they are so much more durable.

For each problem, students had to determine the reaction type and write a balanced equation.

Here are the six problems students were given to work through:

Each group chose one problem to start with.  They slid it in their dry erase pocket.  They also used our group-sized dry erase boards to do their intermediate work.

Their final answer was written on the dry erase pocket and brought to my desk for inspection.

If the work was correct, the group got 5 points.

They also received the opportunity to take two bonus shots at our basketball goal shaped trash can.

I picked up my basketball goal shaped trash can at a yard sale.

I placed two pieces of tape on the floor to form a two-point line and a three-point line.

My students really enjoyed this review game.  It made for a very fun Friday!