Types of Solids

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Young chemists discover that all solids are not created equal with the help of this short instructional video. Taking a microscopic look at matter, students learn how to classify solids based on the type of bonds that are responsible for the structure and properties of each material.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Watch this video with your class as a review of chemical bonding
  • Perform experiments to determine the properties characteristic of each type of solid
  • Have students watch this video as homework in your flipped science classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • It is assumed that students have prior knowledge regarding the different types of chemical bonds
Pros

  • Each type of solid is clearly described with the help of examples and illustrations
  • Video concludes with an independent practice activity that asks student to correctly identify the type of solid associated with different materials
Cons

  • None