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Chemical Symbols, Formulas, and Compounds - A Middle School Introduction

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Formats Included
  • Zip
20 pages
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An introduction to Chemical Symbols, Formulas, and Compounds. This introductory lesson is geared towards middle school students and lower-level achieving high school students. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, two embedded videos, examples, a worksheet, and explanations that will keep your students interested throughout. Your lesson bundle includes a teacher and student version in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

If you're looking for something for older students, please check out my Chemical Symbols, Formulas and Compounds by clicking here.

In order, the lesson covers:

- Chemical Symbols

- Element names

- Counting Atoms in Compounds

- Molecular and Ionic Compounds in brief

--> Differences, examples, and a little naming of molecular compounds


I also offer My Middle School Introductory Chemistry Unit at significant discount. CLICK HERE to have a look. In it you'll find the following lessons

- Acids, Bases, and Neutralization - A Middle School Introduction

- Atoms and the Periodic Table - A Middle School Introduction

- Chemical Symbols, Formulas, and Compounds - A Middle School Introduction

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

This file is in .zip format. All that means is you download the lesson package as one file (.zip) and then double-click it to extract it. No additional software is needed, your PC or Mac will do all the work. Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my PowerPoint lesson is structured and evaluate my work. If you are not 100% happy with what you purchase, I will refund your entire purchase price via PayPal. To access the video(s), begin the slideshow and click the image of the video player. A new window will open up taking you directly to the video.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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