Molecular Model Building

This Molecular Model Building lesson plan also includes:

During this hands-on activity, young chemists build molecular models based on the Lewis dot structure before studying valence shell electron pair repulsion theory. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask a geologist to visit the class to discuss crystal formation in minerals
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any allergies when selecting materials
  • Number each kit and have pupils sign out which kit they use, so you know where to look if there is a missing piece
  • The fifth in a series of 11 lessons
Pros

  • Includes many strategies for differentiation
  • Provides an extension list of advanced molecules and ions
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS