Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding


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  • Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Polarity | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: What Makes Water So Special?

    In this activity, students will become familiar with the special properties of water by completing several activities that investigate the following physical properties/phenomena: cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and capillary action.

  • Molecular Structure , Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Naming Compounds, Chemical Bond, Interdisciplinary, Introduction | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Modeling Carbohydrates

    In this activity, students will identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen and oxygen. They will investigate the structure of different organic and inorganic compounds and model several molecules, including a carbohydrate molecule. They will use their models to help understand how larger molecules are broken down into smaller molecules.

  • Polymers, Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter, Phase Changes | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Making Slime

    In this lesson, students explore the science behind chemical reactions as well as the processes used by chemical engineering principles to develop new materials. The idea that mixing two substances can result in an explosion, the release of gas, and the formation of an entirely new substance is both fascinating and mysterious to most young students.

  • 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.

  • Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Geometry | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Solubility Animation

    In an animation, students will have an opportunity to visualize on the particulate level how solubility works. Examples of ionic compounds and a polar covalent compound show how when water is attracted to charged parts, they dissolve, and when they're not attracted to charged parts they stay solid. **This video has no audio**

  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Geometry, History, Periodic Table, Molecular Structure | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Phosphorous Video

    In this video, Sam Kean tells the story of how phosphorus was at the center of the race to discover the structure of DNA.

  • 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.

  • Polarity, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Monomer, Intermolecular Forces, Scientific Method, Chemical Change, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Watch the Baby! Superabsorbent Polymer

    In this lesson, students will learn about how polymers, specifically superabsorbent polymers, work. Through lab activities, students will investigate polymer properties.

  • Molecular Formula, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Valentine's Day Chemistry

    In this lesson, students learn about the chemistry of love. They see chemical structures of compounds involved in the biological process of love and learn about some of the chemical changes associated with love.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: It's Mole Time!

    In this lab, students determine the number of moles of chalk used to write their name, the moles of sucrose ingested while chewing gum, and the moles of alcohol evaporated when using hand sanitizer.

  • Polymers, Polymers, Chemical Change, Chemical Bond | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Turn Milk into Plastic

    In this demonstration, students will observe the process of making a polymer, casein plastic, from the casein protein found in milk.

  • Naming Compounds, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Ionic Compound Identification

    In this activity, students will practice naming and writing formulas of ionic compounds by looking at examples.

  • 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.

  • Polymers, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Right Polymer for the Job

    In this lesson students are introduced to polymeric materials by exploring polymers (mostly plastics) used in automobiles. Students will learn about the features that all polymeric materials have in common and the features that distinguish one polymer from another on the molecular level. Students will learn how the molecular differences translate into property differences. The selection of a polymer with the right properties for any particular application is of critical importance in an automobile.

  • Polymers, Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Monomer, Chemical Bond, Chemical Change, Polymers, Monomer | Middle School

    Lesson Plan: The Power of Polymers

    In this lesson students will use lab activities and discussion to explore polymers and their use in 3D printing, with an emphasis on the benefits of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing.

  • Intermolecular Forces | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Intermolecular Forces Review

    In this lesson plan, students will review concepts of intermolecular forces.

  • Intermolecular Forces, Physical Change, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Intermolecular Forces Activity

    In this activity, students will represent molecules and energy to investigate the different types of intermolecular forces.

  • Molecular Motion, Molecular Motion | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Molecule Dance

    In this activity, students will explain bond and molecular movements by mimicking molecular motion with their own movements.

  • Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Motion, Molecular Motion, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Comparing Attractive Forces

    In this activity, students will use a simulation to investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion, induced dipole, and hydrogen bonding). In the analysis that follows the activity, they will relate IMFs (also including dipole-dipole) to physical properties (boiling point, solubility, and vapor pressure). This activity and simulation are appropriate for students in any level chemistry course.

  • Intermolecular Forces, Physical Properties, Melting Point, Boiling Point | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Exploring Intermolecular Forces with Odyssey

    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.

  • Physical Properties, Intermolecular Forces, Identifying an Unknown, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Error Analysis, Graphing, Molecular Structure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Importance of Motor Oil Viscosity in Optimal Car Functioning

    In this lesson students will determine how temperature affects viscosity and relate the data to the structure of motor oil and the optimal functioning of a car.

  • Molecular Structure, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Effect of Different Foods on Mealworms

    In this lesson, students will look at the chemistry of the molecules of carbohydrates, fats, and lipids, and they will use this information to determine a diet for their mealworm and will collect information about the mealworm to test a hypothesis.

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