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MS-PS1-1 Chemical Bonding Lab Stations Activity

MS-PS1-1 Chemical Bonding Lab Stations Activity
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About SNAPs Lab Stations Activities
SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop students into proficient and competent scientific thinkers.

SNAPs lab activities have five components:
Science Skills Station to develop science skill proficiency
Narrative Station to build science literacy
Assessment Station to evaluate learning and understanding
Problem-Solving Station to foster engineering design
Synthesis/Summary Project to inspire higher-order learning

A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Next Generation Science Standards
This laboratory satisfies NGSS MS-PS1-1. It combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the standard. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Chemical Bonding Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Compare and contrast ionic and covalent bonds.
2. Predict how atoms interact with each other to form bonds.
3. Illustrate the structure of simple molecules.
4. Model how simple molecules can interact with each other to form crystal structures.

Science Skills Station
Students will make predictions about how atoms bond together, resulting in the formation of molecules. Students will draw diagrams to show how atoms form ionic and covalent bonds.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informative text about ionic and covalent bonds. They will watch a video that summarizes how atoms form ionic and covalent bonds. Students will compare the information in the two sources to formulate a complete understanding of the two major types of bonds.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to ionic and covalent bonds. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will develop a model to show how individual molecules can interact with each other to form a crystal structure. Specifically, students will demonstrate how sodium chloride molecules interact to form the crystal structure of table salt.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students can conduct one of the 11 standard synthesis projects, but I strongly suggest using the directed synthesis project to supplement NGSS MS-PS1-1. In the directed project, students will research allotropes of carbon – graphite and diamond. Students will model the extended structure of these substances. They will compare the arrangement of carbon atoms in graphite and diamond and discuss (in written, audio or video format) how the arrangement of atoms leads to the unique properties of these substances.

This download includes:
• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

Additional Materials Required:
1 Computer or Tablet
Candy gumdrops
Toothpicks
Paper Plates

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• A FREE SNAPs Lab to learn more about my lab station activities
• All my Earth, Life, Physical or Nature of Science Lab Station Activities
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science PPs, Notes & Exams
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science INB Units
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Tiered Task Cards

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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