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. This product includes the completed comparison, and the student guide blanked except for titles already filled in.
This concept comparison is between: ionic and covalent bonding in molecular compounds.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: 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.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.8.6 Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.
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.