Are your students having trouble differentiating between the types of bonds? If so, then these task cards may be just what they need to help them learn.
Three cards have types of bond on them (Covalent, Ionic, and Metallic). The other cards have characteristics and examples. The students start by identifying the cards with the bond type and then work to match each card with their characteristics. This is not a simple one to one match. The bonding cards should be matched to 5-7 other cards. This makes the matching more challenging and gives students more information about each type of bond. There are 22 cards in this activity.
These cards can be used for individual students or matching manipulatives for groups of two to four students. The cards are created on PowerPoint slides so you can use the slideshow in class as an answer key or even post the cards on your classroom word wall. Once the students have the cards matched up, they can use the included student graphic organizer to take notes on each of the types of bonds. Instructions for how to do the activity are included.
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Grades: Middle School, High School
Subjects: Science, Chemistry, Homeschool
Keywords and concepts: Covalent bonds, Ionic Bonds, Metallic Bonds, Ions, Valence electrons, anion, cation, double and triple bonds, Metals, non-metals, alloys, electrons