If Molecules Were People...

By watching this droll and delightful animation, physical scientists consider what happens when molecules collide. In this film, however, parodic people bump into each other, exchanging limbs in the process, just as molecules might trade individual atoms! Concepts covered include chemical equilibrium and reaction rate. Go with a flipped-classroom approach by having learners obtain a free website membership, watch the video at home, and write their answers to the Think questions as homework.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • A playful approach to the topic makes it more memorable
  • Ideal for use in a flipped classroom
  • Can be used to support Next Generation Science Standards for middle and high school
  • Accompanying questions can be customized before assigning to your class
Cons

  • None