Looking for a fun activity to finish off your lesson on basic chemical bonding? Want to review ionic and covalent bonds in a way that engages students both mentally and physically? Trying to step away from standard classroom games?
This activity is designed to emphasize basic content knowledge regarding chemical bonds, in a way that gets students moving by mimicking the structure of a speed-dating event. Each student is given an element, which becomes their dating “identity”, and is tasked with finding his/her perfect match!
Whether you want to review or reinforce, this resource provides a step-by-step activity on chemical bonding that both students and teachers will love!
Chemical Speed Dating can be used for multiple grades and courses, allowing you to decrease your prep time by utilizing a single review activity for more than one class (though students should be old enough to already have a concept of what speed dating is). Some potential uses of this activity include:
- Application activity for students to practice using their new knowledge
- Supplementary activity to further reinforce content knowledge
- Review activity to bring finality to a section of content
With this product, you don’t need to stress about whether your materials fall in line with the Next Generation Science Standards, as this handout is based on NGSS content.
Additionally, you can avoid the difficult task of assessing student knowledge of several topics (atomic structure, elemental identities, valence electronics, the octet rule, types of bonds, etc.) in an interesting way. Chemical Speed Dating requires students to utilize past knowledge quickly and efficiently due to the time limit of each dating rotation – all while having a good time!
Finally, the unique design of the student handout will allow you to easily make formative assessments while students are working individually, and allow you to prompt corrections in a separate space, maintaining original mistakes and optimizing informal data collection.
So, what are you waiting for? Let this product work for you!
Grade Level: 9-12th
Possible Courses: Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology
NGSS Alignment: Core Idea PS1.B
File Type: PDF
Included in Download:
- Blank Chemical Speed Dating Student Handouts
- Color-coded Element Identity Cards
- Chemical Speed Dating Lesson Plan with potential answers
License Agreement: Single classroom use by original purchaser
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