This concept comparison is between chemical bonding of molecules and compounds. It contrasts ionic and covalent bonding, as well as metallic bonds and Van der Waals forces (hydrogen bonds, dipole-dipole, London dispersion and Debye)
The Concept Comparison Routine is used help compare and contrast key concepts. Specifically, students use like and unlike characteristics and categories shared and not shared by two or more concepts to better understand the overall concept.
Personally, I use the Concept Comparisons and Frame Routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it to students. It keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages (about 45 minutes of directed class discussion). This product includes the completed routines, and the student guides blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. It is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
SC.8.P.8.1 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.
SC.8.P.8.8 Identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds, including acids, bases, and salts.
SC.912.P.8.1 Differentiate among the four states of matter.
SC.912.P.10.5 Relate temperature to the average molecular kinetic energy.
SC.8.P.8.8 Identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds, including acids, bases, and salts
SC.912.P.8.4 Explore the scientific theory of atoms (also known as atomic theory) by describing the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons, and differentiate among these particles in terms of their mass, electrical charges and locations within the atom.
SC.912.P.8.6 Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.