Students are learning to balance equations. Today they learned that reactants are what you start with and are on the left side of the equation. Products are on the right side of the arrow and are what is made by process of a chemical change.
Because of the Law of Conservation of Mass, the number of atoms have to be equal on both sides. To balance an equation, the coefficients are changed. Coefficients are the big numbers in front that tell you how many molecules there are. The subscripts (the little lower numbers) are not allowed to be changed because those are there to make neutrally bonded molecules (what we learned in the last unit.
By changing the coefficients and counting the number of atoms on both sides of the arrow, balancing can be achieved.
Global Ocean Conveyor

Today students began class with a BrainPop on currents and took the quiz.
Tim and Moby did an excellent job describing how currents affect global
weather ...
3 weeks ago
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