Average Atomic Mass Activity - Inquiry Challenge

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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9 pages
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Do you wish your students understood the reasons behind the math involved in chemistry? This average atomic mass inquiry challenge will have them actively working to create a process rather than passively hearing your description of the steps.

This product prompts students to think about why atomic mass isn’t a whole number, reminds them of the important vocabulary, encourages data collection, and guides them through creating a formula for the average atomic mass of the new element “pretzellium”.

This activity includes:

· Average Atomic Mass Introduction

· Relevant Vocabulary

· Brainstorming Prompts

· Data Collection (two levels of difficulty)

· Concluding Questions

· (2) Sample Sets

· Answer Key

To see how my students did this activity with actual pretzels check out these Instagram posts!



Are you or your students new to inquiry? Check out my freebie for a short, partner activity that reveals the inquiry process in a conversational way.


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