Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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Molecular Formula, History, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Functional Groups | High School
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.
Molecular Formula, Molar Mass, Atomic Mass | High School
In this activity, students determine molecular formulas given formula masses and a limited number of atoms.
Interdisciplinary, Molecular Formula, History, Empirical Formula | High School
In this activity, students learn how the modern atomic theory evolved. They further their understanding of empirical and molecular formulas through research and a presentation of an herbal remedy.
Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Valence Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Molecular Geometry, Ions, Lewis Structures | High School, Middle School
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.
Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding | High School
In this activity, students play a game in which they use element cards to form compounds.
Physical Properties, Molecular Formula, History, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Chemical Properties | High School
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.
Covalent Bonding, VSEPR Theory, Molecular Geometry, Resonance | High School
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 Motion, Molecular Motion | High School
In this activity, students will explain bond and molecular movements by mimicking molecular motion with their own movements.
Physical Properties, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Polymers | High School
In this activity, students will discover how the entanglement in cooked spaghetti depends on the length of the spaghetti strands and relate this discovery to polymeric materials.
Naming Compounds, Ionic Bonding, Intramolecular Forces, Ions | High School
In this activity, students will construct ionic compounds by balancing the charges on cations and anions.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Electronegativity, Metallic Bonding | High School
In this activity, students create a video of collisions that represent chemical reactions.
Observations, Naming Compounds | High School
In this activity, students will practice naming and writing formulas of ionic compounds by looking at examples.
Naming Compounds | High School
From this reference, students will gain a better understanding of how to name compounds.
Physical Properties, Melting Point, Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point | High School, Middle School
In this simulation, students will learn about the different intermolecular forces. They will use the simulation to see how molecules in various species interact with one another.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Physical Change, Molecular Motion, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces | High School
In this activity, students will use a simulation to investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the activity, they will relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).
Physical Properties, Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown, Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electronegativity | High School
In this activity, students will use their knowledge of Periodic Trends to analyze and identify unknown elements and organize them correctly in the Periodic Table.
Periodic Table, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Electron Configuration, Atomic Radius, Electrons, Orbitals | High School
In this activity, students will create a periodic table using orbital rules from a planet called P-10 and identify periodic trends and bonding rules.
Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula, Precipitate, Ionic Bonding, Ions | Middle School
In this activity, students are assigned an ion and form bonds with their classmates, recording the formula and name of the compound they created.
Observations, Physical Properties, Introduction, Polymers | Elementary School
In this activity, students explore the chemical reaction between borax and glue, creating a polymer ball. The properties of the polymer ball will be analyzed and compared to a store bought bouncy ball.