Ionic Bonding Elemental Superhero Project

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It's Not Rocket Science
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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16 pages
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This in-class project is a fun and interactive way for students to master the formation of ionic compounds. This resource 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. Students will 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.

*NOTE* Do not purchase if you have already purchased my Bonding unit or Physical Science Curriculum bundle, because you already have this product!

What is included?

  • 2 pages of teacher implementation notes (PDF)
  • 4 pages of student handouts (PDF)
  • Sample student work (PDF)

What other materials will I need for my students to do this activity?

You will need to provide the following for your students:

  • Construction paper or computer paper
  • Coloring utensils or tape
  • Tech. devices for researching their elements

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.

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!

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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