By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Define chemical reactions and identify different types of chemical reactions.
- Create an animated gif using Brush Ninja to demonstrate a chemical reaction.
- Computer with internet access for each student or group of students.
- Brush Ninja website.
- Whiteboard and markers.
- Chart paper and markers.
- Relevant videos on chemical reactions (optional).
- Begin by asking students if they know what a chemical reaction is. Write their responses on the whiteboard.
- Use relevant videos or visual aids to explain what a chemical reaction is, the different types of chemical reactions, and examples of everyday activities that involve chemical reactions.
- Introduce Brush Ninja as a tool for creating simple animations.
- Show students how to use the basic features such as drawing tools, stickers, timeline, frames etc.
- Divide the class into groups of 4 or 5 students each.
- Ask each group to brainstorm ideas for creating an animated gif that demonstrates a particular type of chemical reaction like combustion, acid-base neutralization etc.
- Provide chart papers for planning out their animation sequence including sketches or storyboard designs.
- Using their chart papers as guides, have each group create an animated gif that demonstrates a specific type of chemical reaction using Brush Ninja.
Students will be assessed based on:
- The quality of their animations.
- Their ability to identify different types of chemical reactions in their animations.
- Their ability to articulate the concept behind the animation.
This lesson can be extended by having students research more about a specific type of chemical reaction or an element involved in a particular type of reaction.
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