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This interactive mini unit teaches students about atomic structure and the associated vocabulary. Included in this mini unit are 3 hands on activities designed to build understanding of this often difficult abstract concept. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Practices.
Activity 1: Periodic Table Card Sort to help introduce the Periodic Table
Activity 2: Understanding the Element Square Students will learn to read an element square and gain information about an element.
Activity 3: Atom Building Challenge Students build models of atoms using toothpicks and candy (Detailed lesson plan and student activity sheets, quiz and answer keys included)
Activity 4: Lego Atoms Students use Lego to represent elements. They then build compounds and molecules to help construct understanding of abstract vocabulary.
Activity 5: Atom Foldable Students create a foldable to help review vocabulary from the mini unit
The Atoms Family Song (sung to the tune of the Adam’s Family)
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