Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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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.
Molecular Formula, Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Functional Groups, Oxidation, Saturated vs. Unsaturated | High School
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Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass | High School
In this lab, students will have the opportunity to practice conducting the chemist’s way of counting atoms and molecules by using the mole. They will determine the mass of various common elements and compounds and convert this data into values of moles, atoms and molecules. This will allow students to realize the connection between commonly used laboratory chemicals and the quantitative data and calculations that are such a fundamental part of chemistry.
Molecular Formula, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Molar Mass, Significant Figures | High School
In this activity, students determine how many moles of paraffin are used when they color a piece of paper as well as how many molecules and moles of wax are in one crayon.
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.
Renewable Energy, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Distillation, Molecular Structure, Combustion, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Molecular Structure , Enthalpy | High School
In this lesson students will explore the world of automobile alternative energy sources through the study of biofuels. They will design and create an e-book that illustrates and explains one of the provided topics or an original idea approved by the teacher.
Solubility, Covalent Bonding, Precipitate, Ionic Bonding, Molecular Structure, Solute & Solvent, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | Middle School, High School
In this lab, students create a snow globe by taking advantage of benzoic acid’s solubility properties in hot water.
Physical Properties, Mixtures, Molecular Structure, Mixtures | High School, Middle School, Elementary School
In this demonstration, the teacher will create a sequence of mixtures in a single test tube. Water, oil, food coloring and soap will be used in this demonstration to introduce the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous solutions as well as the idea of miscibility. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the properties, such as surface tension of each component used.
Identifying an Unknown, Net Ionic Equation, Stoichiometry, Percent Composition, Molar Mass, Error Analysis | High School
In this lab, students identify three unknown substances by measuring the amount of product (CO2) produced by a reaction with hydrochloric acid.
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.
Naming Compounds, Covalent Bonding | High School
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.
Naming Compounds | High School
From this reference, students will gain a better understanding of how to name compounds.
Polarity | High School
In this demo, students investigate the polarity of water using static generated by various materials.
Molecular Formula, Molar Mass, Atomic Mass | High School
In this activity, students determine molecular formulas given formula masses and a limited number of atoms.
Observations, Density, Temperature, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Physical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Molar Mass, Ideal Gas, Volume, Error Analysis | High School
In this lab, students will use gas laws to calculate the molar mass of dry ice and then use the information to identify the compound that makes up this substance.
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.
Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding, Valence Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Molecular Geometry, Ions, Lewis Structures | Middle School, High School
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.