Middle school students are told that protons = electrons. However, in high school Chemistry, students are introduced to the idea that charged particles DO exist!!!
“Ions-Made-Simple” is a hands-on; manipulative activity (only materials needed are BEANS) geared towards introducing your students to the idea that charged atoms are created whenever protons DO NOT = electrons!
This activity covers the following concepts:
• Ionic bonding
• Valence electrons
• Oxidation numbers