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Chemical Bonding Go Fish & Other Games, Ionic & Covalent Bonds

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Concepts covered: ionic bonding, bonding with polyatomic ions, covalent bonding

Spring Fever hitting your students? Spring fever getting to you too? :) Play Chemical Bonding Go Fish in class and survive the "stuck in the classroom but it's sunny and warm outside" blues - all the while offering your students a chance to strengthen their understandings around chemical bonding!

Students often have a hard time with the abstract ideas of chemical bonding. Because atoms/ions are too small to see and for all practical purposes, too small to imagine, students who need concrete examples of chemical bonding to be able to grasp the concept often find themselves lost during the chemistry unit of physical science. Even chemistry students - typically 11th or 12th grade - can find themselves struggling to write formulas for binary or polyatomic ions using transition metals.

I have found that the cards included in this packet offer students a chance to associate a game they have played before (Go Fish) with collecting cards and "building" molecules/formula units.

Several different card sets are included, along with rules for different activities I have had my students participate in. The card sets start with the most basic binary ionic bonds and range through combinations with polyatomic ions, transition metals, and covalent bonds. Each game can be played for an entire 55 minute class period - with a multitude of activities, this game could easily be used multiple times without creating boredom for your students.

The teacher guide includes rules, suggestions, and helpful hints. Also included is a page size rules only sheet - suitable for handing out to the groups as they begin the game.
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On  April 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
Creative ideas. Thanks!
On  April 9, 2014The Science Vault answered:
You are very welcome- I hope you students enjoy the games AND that they help your students make concrete sense out of such an abstract concept :) Thanks for the feedback!
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On  April 9, 2014,  Joyce N. said:
I am using this with my students now. Thank you so much for something that helps them and they actually enjoy!
On  April 9, 2014The Science Vault answered:
:) I love hearing that students enjoy this game. My students love it, and even ask to play it on their own sometimes :) Thanks for the feedback!
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On  March 28, 2014Adriana Hernandez (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks!
On  March 29, 2014The Science Vault answered:
You're welcome! I hope the games come in handy this spring :)
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On  March 4, 2014Trinia Hill (TpT Seller) said:
Great resource
On  March 7, 2014The Science Vault answered:
Thanks for the feedback! I think this is a perfect game for the coming spring fever weeks :)
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On  March 2, 2014,  Sherry W. said:
Very Creative but a lot of upfront work
On  March 7, 2014The Science Vault answered:
Thanks for the feedback. There is a bit of work upfront, but I hope that you find you can use the game pieces for years to come and that the game both engages and supports your students in better understanding chemical bonding :)
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On  January 20, 2014Jessica White Stanley (TpT Seller) said:
Great for review!
On  January 21, 2014The Science Vault answered:
I do love this set of games for review - kids get into it, much more so than with a worksheet :) Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback!
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On  December 26, 2013Angelene Warnock (TpT Seller) said:
These were a ton of fun; great games for just before the holidays!
On  January 2, 2014The Science Vault answered:
Thanks for the feedback - I'm glad to hear your students enjoyed them :)
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On  October 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
cant wait to try this out!
On  October 24, 2013The Science Vault answered:
My kids always enjoy this - sometimes they ask to play it "just for fun.":)
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On  October 14, 2013,  REBECCA T. said:
Could not open files with Adobe Acrobat
On  October 14, 2013The Science Vault answered:
Not sure what is going on...can you try to download it again? It is a zipped file, so you'd have to unzip it first. I saw your comment and logged on to test and it seems to open for me on both a Mac and a PC. Please let me know if you still have problems after downloading it again.
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On  September 3, 2013,  Buyer said:
thanks
On  September 10, 2013The Science Vault answered:
You're welcome! I hope you and your students get many hours of learning from the games!
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On  July 27, 2013,  Margaret S. said:
Looks like a fun alternative. Looking forward to trying it with my students.
On  August 19, 2013The Science Vault answered:
My kids always enjoy playing this game - I hope yours do too!
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good resource
On  April 26, 2013The Science Vault answered:
Thank you! I hope your students enjoy the games!
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On  April 7, 2013,  Buyer said:
Can't wait to use it!
On  April 22, 2013The Science Vault answered:
I hope your students enjoyed Chemical Bonding Go Fish as much as mine did :)
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This will be a nice change of pace.
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This worked well for my Honors group.
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On  April 5, 2012,  Thresea C. said:
Fun activity. Several options for play.
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On  February 12, 2010Science Chick (TpT Seller) said:
Love this! I would definitely recommend this if you teach physical science - chemistry (there are different versions of the game that the seller has included with your purchase). I definitely think $2.29 is a fair price - you do get your money's worth! Very happy with my purchase! :) Kudos, Jan!
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On  December 6, 2012Kristen Jackson (TpT Seller) asked:
I did not receive a copy of the "cards" that were mentioned in the packet I purchased.
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On  November 30, 2012Kristen Jackson (TpT Seller) asked:
I think that I am missing the "cards" that came with this packet of information.
My email is kmh1206@hotmail.com
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On  November 30, 2012The Science Vault answered:
Hi Kristen, not sure what happened with the download, but I would be happy to send you the cards directly via email. Where is the best place to send them? It's a really fun game - one that my students always enjoy playing :)
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Chemical Bonding Go Fish & Other Games, Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Chemical Bonding Go Fish & Other Games, Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Chemical Bonding Go Fish & Other Games, Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Chemical Bonding Go Fish & Other Games, Ionic & Covalent Bonds