This lesson introduces the topic of bonding terms of stability and features guided questioning to get students engaged and moving in the right direction with their logic about bonding.
I usually ignite a magnesium ribbon to show the release of energy when magnesium bonds with oxygen.
The students then connect the idea of bonding with energy release and stability increase by making potential energy diagrams.
Lastly, they make some simple predictions about which elements would satisfy each other's octet.
Most of my chemistry lessons are 8 slide PowerPoints. I print the PowerPoints each day (4 slides per page... front and back = 1 sheet of paper per student). The students then fill out the answers to my guided and scaffolded questions as I fill them out on the SmartBoard. My teaching style is highly interactive, and my lessons support that style.
All lessons include a Do Now, Mini Lesson, Pair Up, and Summary to keep students moving and engaged.
To remove the "Wickline" watermark, select the Watermark from the Insert menu, then select No Watermark. You cannot remove the watermark's from .pdf files and SmartBoard files, so you'll have to make new ones from your fresh watermark-less Microsoft file.
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