Atoms and Molecules

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A science lesson plan begins with a presentation and discussion about atoms and molecules. Then scholars divide into groups to complete hands-on activities. It also offers an additional extension about elements and orbitals.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the atom activity by asking students to draw a picture of an atom and see which model it most closely resembles
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires marshmallows, gumdrops, and toothpicks; purchase them in advance
  • Recommends adults volunteer to help in small groups so students will benefit more from the activities

  • Provides presentation template as well as full lecture, discussion questions, and possible answers
  • Includes answer key
  • Color coding highlights various types of information

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