In this Activity, students use building-block car kits to explore stoichiometry in a concrete manner. They determine the relationship between the number and mass of each required car component (the pieces in the kit) and the mass of the final product (the completed car). This Activity works well as either an introduction or review of stoichiometry. It includes the concepts of limiting and excess reagents, and reinforces understanding of the law of conservation of matter.
Witzel, J. E.; 2002, 79, 352A.