Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Kinetics
By Kim Duncan on March 5, 2020
As chemistry teachers plan activities for their students, AACT will highlight resources from our high school library that help to reinforce topics in different units throughout the school year. Our last news post highlighted resources from our high school library that support a Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry unit. We will now focus on lessons and other activities to be used in a Kinetics unit.
If you teach both equilibrium and thermochemistry before kinetics, use the lesson plan, Making Connections in Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermochemistry to show students the connections between the equilibrium constant (K) and the reaction quotient (Q), as well as how they determine the favorability of a reaction. Students will also determine if a reaction is kinetically favored or thermodynamically favored. This resource includes alignment AP Chemistry Learning Objectives.
We hope that this new lesson plan and unit plan can help you to reinforce several of the topics covered in a unit on kinetics. Most of these lessons were made possible by great teachers who shared their own resources. We need your help to keep the collection growing. Do you have a great demonstration, activity, or lesson related to this topic that you would like to share with the community? Please send it along for consideration.