I've often found the first day of chemistry class to be awkward to say the least. You're standing up there nervous and excited to be the one to lead the students into the wonders of chemistry and science. The students are sitting there wondering how much punishment the teacher is going to put them through and hoping for the occasional explosion. Here is a lesson plan that is student centered and will take the teacher "off-stage."
The "Defining Chemistry" Lesson Plan is so that students can go home and tell their parents at the dinner table that first school night...EXACTLY what Chemistry is. It is student centered and magnesium will be burned...just remind the kids not to look directly at it. Check it out... Leave me feedback as a response to this post.