Drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams

Viewers get a step-by-step explanation for drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams with a video that includes numerous examples of atoms, simple molecules, and how to represent covalent bonds. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create practice problems that align with the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure each viewer can easily reference a periodic table, preferably with their own copy rather than a projection or poster
  • Requires prior knowledge of the difference in electrons and valence electrons, or scholars will be highly confused
  • Video is the fifth in a series of 14
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning in English, Hebrew, French, and Vietnamese
  • Includes visual tricks like drawing perpendicular lines and using an x instead of a dot to better understand
  • Offers a quick history lesson at the end
Cons

  • None
Common Core