Ionic Bonding Elemental Superhero Project

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This product, by It’s Not Rocket Science, is a fun and interactive way for students to master the formation of ionic compounds. This product gives students an opportunity to creatively demonstrate their understanding of the formation of ionic bonds as well as to practice using the periodic table, drawing electron dot diagrams, writing chemical formulas, and naming ionic compounds. This three part project has students research an element, design a superhero based off the characteristics of that element, and then write a letter to another element that it would bond with describing why they would bond, how they would bond, and thus, how they would either save the world together or take over the world with their combined super powers.

Why should I use this product in my classroom?
There are not many labs or experiments you can do that really help students with naming, drawing, and understanding bonds which is why I love this project! I am always looking for ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge in a nontraditional assessment, and so I love using projects like this one. This is one of my physical science students’ FAVORITE projects of the entire year! For me my bonding unit also always falls right before spring break so this is the perfect in-class project that keeps students focused, engaged, and productive before the break!

What is included?
      • 5 pages of teacher implementation notes
      • 3 pages of student handouts
      • 3 pages of sample student work
      • Gallery Walk feedback sheet

Is this aligned to Next Generation Science Standards*?
Yes!! All of my products align with NGSS. This product specifically aligns with:
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.

When is this best to use?
I implement this as a summative assessment after I have taught my students ionic compounds and before I teach them covalent. It fits perfectly after implementing my Naming and Writing Chemical Formulas Mini-Unit!

Want to see a sample of how this product is formatted?
Download my free product End of Year Review Project to see the format this product will come in too!

Looking for other physical science resources?
Check out some of my favorites by clicking below!
      • Sweet Tea Lab: An investigation of the rate of chemical reactions
      • Prime Time Physical Science: An entire year’s worth of bell ringers, exit slips, or daily quizzes
      • Physical Science Vocabulary Review Game

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*Note: NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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