Chemical Bonds

You know a joke about covalent bonds? Do share! Scholars learn about the similarities and differences in ionic and covalent bonding. They build 3-D models of molecular compounds, applying their knowledge of Lewis dot structures, space-filling models, illustrations, and animations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use egg cartons to sort materials for each group to make distribution easier
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of valence count, energy levels, periodic table, metals/nonmetals, and Lewis dot diagrams
  • Remind students not to eat anything in the science lab, including candy

  • Lesson follows a 5E format
  • Includes a gallery walk and instruction on how to compliment and critique others' work

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