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Introducing Atomic Structure
A ready-to-go lesson for introducing the structure of the atom. A PowerPoint presentation complete with student fill-in-the-blank note sheet introduces elements, element symbols, parts/charges of subatomic particles, quarks, particle accelerator and current model of atomic structure. A follow up handout is included that walks students through theories of atomic structure, including Democritus, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, and the Electron Cloud Model. A short explanation is given describing the theory and a place is given for students to draw this idea.
**Updated: This resource now includes an INB activity (see preview) that walks students through atomic theory and gives background on the scientists that have contributed, and the changes in atomic theory that resulted.
Guided Reading, Foldable Activity, Practice: Subatomic Particles, Ions, Isotopes
Help keep your students organized by providing these super resources for their binder. There are 2 separate reading assignments included. The first assignment focuses solely on subatomic particles and how to use the information in the Periodic Table to find these numbers. The second includes a short and to the point explanation of atomic number, mass, average atomic mass, amu, isotopes, and finding the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. Save yourself a headache with these print and go resources. Includes homework handouts to help review these skills.
Teaching Isotopes: Lab, Handouts and PPT Warm-up on Average Atomic Mass
Teaching isotopes and need something new to do? You found it! Other than this product, all you need are triple beam balances, large lima beans, small white beans and small red beans. This product contains a completely original lab, in which students gain experience in calculating the average atomic mass of 'isotopes' (beans), a PPT warm-up and 2 handouts. Please check out the preview, it shows everything you will get! Enjoy!
Introducing the Periodic Table Activity
A FUN, collaborative, student centered activity where students discover for themselves how the Periodic Table was organized! Students work together to discover the best way to organize colored/numbered shape pieces. All you need for this activity is a color printer, sandwich bags (or paper clips) and a prize for the winning group (not totally necessary, but fun). Handout and lesson plan included. This is the BEST activity for introducing the Periodic Table EVER! My students (8th graders) got SO into this activity, it even surprised them how much they liked it!
Periodic Table Practice
This resource was created as a follow up to my Periodic Table Puzzle.
From Mendeleev to Mosely, a close reading, looks at how Mendeleev first organized the periodic table to how it is now organized. The advances in atomic theory are discussed. A handout with short answer questions is provided, along with answer key. Students then color a periodic table based on the regions of metals, metalloids, and nonmetals. A reference sheet is provided that discusses groups and periods, and what each of those have in commong. Practice Periodically, a periodic table practice handout with answer key, is also provided. After coloring their periodic table and labeling groups and periods, students answer questions such as "Which nonmetal would have chemical properties similar to tin?"
: Prior to teaching ionic bonding, I always explain what oxidation numbers are. This resource has students draw Bohr diagrams for the first 18 elements, then electron dot diagrams. (Directions, explanations, and answer keys are provided. These handouts fit in interactive notebooks- see preview). Students will do so in such a way that allows them to see the patterns that exist in the periodic table amongst electron energy levels, valence electrons, and chemical properties. Question handout and answer key provided to help illustrate these ideas. Students (preferrably with teacher) will then read over an explanation of oxidation numbers and how they relate to electron dot diagrams/valence electrons. Students will then label oxidation numbers on a periodic table. One is also provided with oxidation numbers labeled for students who need it.
Ionic and Covalent Bonding: Student Notes, Handouts, and Bonding Activity
This packet includes: Step by step notes for teaching 8th graders how to write chemical formulas and names for ionic compounds, student notes for writing covalent compound names, review handouts for the differences between ionic and covalent bonds, practice handout for ionic compounds, and a super fun ionic bonding class activity with all materials included.