Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding


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  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Polarity, Electronegativity, Intermolecular Forces, VSEPR Theory, Resonance, Metallic Bonding | High School

    Lesson Plan: Chemical Bonding Unit Plan

    The AACT high school classroom resource library has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach Chemical Bonding to your students.

  • Culminating Project, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, History, VSEPR Theory, Polymers, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: The Evolution of Materials Science in Everyday Products

    In this project, students will be able to understand the progression of development of an everyday product and display their knowledge through a creative video. They will investigate the history and chemical composition of the product through the present day. The students will then suggest an innovation about how the product can be altered in the future to improve society.

  • Covalent Bonding, Lewis Structures, VSEPR Theory, Electronegativity, Polarity, Atomic Radius, Valence Electrons | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Molecular Modeling

    In this project, students will research a molecule selected from the teacher approved list, construct a three-dimensional model of the molecule, and present their research to the class in a 7-10 minute oral presentation.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, History, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | Middle School, High School

    Project: Exploring Elements

    In this project, students will select an element and then use Ptable.com to explore aspects of the element including its periodicity, electron configuration, history, and uses in industry.

  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Melting Point, Molecular Structure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Ionic vs. Covalent Compounds

    In this lab, students will compare two seemingly similar substances, salt and sugar. Through melting a sample of each substance and analyze of their chemical composition, students will draw conclusions regarding ionic and covalent compounds.

  • Covalent Bonding, Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula, Lewis Structures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Molecular Compound Dice

    In this activity students will use dice and element cards to name molecular compounds and draw their Lewis dot structures.

  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Formula, Naming Compounds, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Classification of Reactions | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Isn't it Ionic

    In this activity students will form ionic compounds and covalent compounds using clues and questions. Students are going to then develop their own stoichiometric problems and have other groups attempt to solve it.

  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: You Light Up My Life!

    In this lab, students will participate in a guided inquiry in which they will test different physical properties, such as conductivity and solubility of given samples. This lab can be used to introduce ionic, covalent and metallic bonds as well as their properties. This lab should help students make connections between the types of bonds, differentiate between them, as well as help to better understand the nomenclature of ionic and covalent compounds.

  • Periodic Table, Orbitals , Electrons, Electron Configuration, Atomic Radius, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Planet P-10

    In this activity, students will create a periodic table using the unusual orbital rules elements follow on an imaginary planet called P-10 and identify periodic trends.

  • Molecular Formula, History, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Molecule of the Week

    In this activity, students research and present a molecule they find relevant to real life, either in the past or present. They must submit notes to the teacher the day before they present their findings in five to 10 minutes to their chemistry class.

  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Molecular Formula | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Bonding Animation

    In this animation, students will visualize how different chemical bonds form. Examples of ionic, covalent, and polar covalent bonds are animated, and then students are given a sample of compounds to predict the bonding types. **This video has no audio**

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Lego Modeling of Compounds

    In this lab, students build Lego models of ionic and covalent compounds.

  • Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Metallic Bonding, Electronegativity, Polarity, Intermolecular Forces | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: James Bonded

    In this activity, students create a video of collisions that represent chemical reactions.

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Ionic and Covalent Bonding

    In this simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. The simulation visually differentiates between the transferring of electrons when forming an ionic compound and the sharing of electrons when forming a covalent compound so that students can have a complete understanding of each. Finally, students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

  • Conductivity, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Strong and Weak Electrolytes

    In this lab, students will analyze the conductivity of several common household solutions using a light emitting conductivity diode tester to determine if the solution is a strong or weak electrolyte. Students will interpret the brightness of the lightbulb to determine the strength of the electrolyte. Students will also have an opportunity to consider the connection between conductivity and bond type during this lab.

  • VSEPR Theory, Molecular Geometry, Resonance, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Activity: Shapes of Molecules

    In this activity, students will investigate the VSEPR geometry of covalent compounds. They will draw Lewis structures, use molecular models, and determine the geometry of covalent compounds. There is a lot of repetition so students gain a lot of practice.

  • Molecular Formula, Naming Compounds, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molar Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Formula Card Game

    In this activity, students play a card game to practice creating chemical formulas.

  • Polarity, VSEPR Theory, Molecular Geometry, Electronegativity, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Polarity

    In this lesson, students learn some tips about how to determine whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar by question features about Lewis structures and symmetry.

  • Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Bondy (Rummy)

    In this activity, students play a game in which they use element cards to form compounds.

  • Molecular Formula, History, Functional Groups, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Napoleon's Buttons Writing Assignment

    In this activity, students read Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s book Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History. They discuss the book in class and complete a written assignment based on the chemistry and history highlighted in the book.

  • Naming Compounds, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Naming Covalent Compounds

    In this lesson, students engage their literacy skills to interpret tables and answer a series of guiding questions to discover the rules of naming and formula writing for simple covalent compounds.

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School

    Simulation: Ionic & Covalent Bonding

    In the September 2016 simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. Students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

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