I post these guiding questions on the board with my daily objectives. They help students become more aware of what they will need to know by the end of a lesson/unit.
Guiding Questions for the Atomic Structure Unit include:
How are atoms structured?
What are the locations, masses, and electrical charges of the subatomic particles?
Where are valence electrons located?
How is the identity of an element determined?
What is the importance of protons?
Why are protons used to determine the identity of an element?