Chemical Reactions Stop Motion Movie & Jigsaw


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Your students will never forget this activity and they will have a much better understanding of balancing chemical equations while making a stop motion movie on their smart phones. The students also Jigsaw the activity, so they get to see a total of 8 chemical equations balanced in unique ways in the form of a movie. If you’re not tech savvy that’s ok! There is a tutorial link and I’ll bet ya that most of your students already know how to use it!

The materials needed are one smart phone or tablet that can upload “Free Stop Motion Studio” and that has enough storage and battery charge to make an approximately 30 second movie per group. Create 8 groups and assign each group one of the 8 chemical equations on the front page of the assignment. Each group is responsible for balancing their assigned equation. Have them balance the equation and create their storyboard before they start making the movie. Once I check that everyone in their group has the storyboard complete, I also check to make sure the equation is correctly balanced and they are properly showing the molecules are breaking apart and rearranging again. Also check for definitions. This is a great formative and authentic assessment. Remind them to continue to frequently refer to the rubric and the instructions at the bottom of the storyboard page. Remind them to shoot for at least a 25-30 second movie. Once they are uploaded to YouTube, Jigsaw the equations/activity as each group presents.

This product includes the following concepts:

-Conservation of mass

-Balancing Equations



-Products and Reactants

NGSS Standards:

PS1.A:  Structure and Properties of Matter

Each pure substance has characteristic physical and chemical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it. (MS-PS1-2) (Note: This Disciplinary Core Idea is also addressed by MS-PS1-3.)

PS1.B:  Chemical Reactions

Substances react chemically in characteristic ways. In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants. (MS-PS1-2), (MS-PS1-5) (Note: This Disciplinary Core Idea is also addressed by MS-PS1-3.)

The total number of each type of atom is conserved, and thus the mass does not change. (MS-PS1-5)

Some chemical reactions release energy, others store energy. (MS-PS1-6)


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