Getting students to understand the world around them in terms of atoms and molecules is daunting at best! When you are short on lab funds and time, it can be challenging to get students authentically engaging with the fundamentals of stoichiometry beyond worksheet practice. This resource is designed to reinforce student understanding of mole conversions in an engaging, authentic way. This activity is a great way to review or introduce stoichiometry while having students practice subtractive reasoning in a safer, greener lab setting.
The Moley Chalk Art activity is designed for a 45 minute class period and provides a minute by minute facilitation break down. Students are divided into groups, explained the contest rules and then set to work on creating chalk art masterpieces. At the end of the activity, students calculate the total number of chalk atoms and moles used to create their work of art.
Included in this activity:
- Teacher Guide with minute by minute break downs
- Supply list for lab
- Pre-requisite knowledge list
- Student hand out
- Answer Key