Reflection: Accountability Semester Review Lab Day 1: Borax Ornaments - Section 1: Introduction


End of the semester review is an important way to help my students remember what we have learned over the school year so that they will do well on their final exam.  However, students are often lackluster when it comes to doing review packets. To help with this I have come up with what I call "Review Labs".

A Review Lab is a lab where students are doing a lab but answer questions throughout the lab that aren't necessarily part of the experiment.  In this way students buy into doing review because they are doing a fun lab but also are answering review questions.


  Engagement During Review
  Accountability: Engagement During Review
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Semester Review Lab Day 1: Borax Ornaments

Unit 4: Unit 5: Stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions, and First Semester Review
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of multiple concepts including the periodic table, atoms, bonding, intermolecular forces, and stoichiometry as demonstrated from performing a lab to make Borax crystal ornaments.

Big Idea: Borax is a compound with characteristic properties that can be investigated while also doing a semester review.

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Science, Chemistry, Chemical Reactions and Balancing, stoichiometry, review, supersaturated solution, supersaturated solution
  102 minutes
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