Students sometimes have difficulty learning how electrons are organized. Writing electron configurations and orbital notations are not easy skills when first tried.
These instructions walk your students through the steps needed for writing electron configurations and orbital notations. The included problems give them a chance to and practice - one page for practicing electron configurations, and one page for practicing orbital notation.
Included is an atom template that will tie the learning into a visual. Students place bingo chips on an atom 'template' to show the correct placement of electrons for an atom you name. This visual is what takes learning to the next level - they can 'see' the arrangement. It is also useful for learning Lewis structures.
This activity may be done individually, with a partner, or as small group.
This is a great reinforcement activity, and fun for the students to do.
The instruction sheet may be given to the students as notes.
Answer keys and teacher notes are included, along with the template, which can be used in other atom activities, such as drawing atoms or learning 'dot' diagrams.
A periodic table and bingo chips will be needed. Small candies can be used in place of the bingo chips.
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