Naming Ionic and Covalent Compounds Printable Task Card Activity

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I LOVE these! I printed and laminated them and they have lasted me a few years, I am excited to try out the digital version with the Google Form as well!

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    Naming Compounds task cards are a great alternative to naming ionic compounds worksheets and naming covalent compounds worksheets. These task cards are great practice for naming ionic and covalent compounds from chemical formulas and writing chemical formulas from ionic and covalent compound names.

    Using Task Cards

    Mix and match from both decks so your kids can practice naming and writing formulas for ionic and covalent compounds during the same activity. The possibilities are endless.  Just copy, laminate, and cut and these versatile cards will add variety and engagement to your classroom for years to come.

    This task card bundle includes two decks each with 36 name cards with common uses and 36 formula cards. They can be used for compound naming and formula writing separately or mix and match to practice both during the same activity. Build your own custom deck to practice ionic and covalent compounds.

    Here are just a few ways to use Task Cards in your classroom:

    • Stations - Get kids up out of their seats as they rotate through the stations completing the tasks on each card.
    • Scavenger Hunt - Hide the cards around the room to add an element of mystery.
    • Quiz, Quiz, Trade - In this simple game, each student gets a card, pairs up with a partner and they quiz each other with the task on their cards.  Once both partners have answered each others question, they trade cards and find a different partner.
    • Early Finishers - Keep a set handy for those students who finish quickly.
    • Sub Plans - Keep a set or two handy so your sub can keep students actively engaged.

    Getting Started

    • Decide whether you are going to print in color, grayscale, or black and white.  The color cards are fun and look very professional. If color printing is not an option, the grayscale and blackline options look great on colored cardstock.
    • Decide how you are going to use the cards in class.  The easiest, most economical methods are those that require only one card deck to be shared between the entire class.  If you are planning on assigning card deck to be completed by small groups, you will need a deck for each group.
    • Decide whether you are going to print your card deck with a printed back.  A printed back does not affect the usefulness of the cards. A printed back is purely aesthetic and is a personal decision.
    • Print your card decks.  If you are printing the color deck, I recommend using white card stock.  If you are printing the black line deck, I recommend printing on colored card stock.  You can use one color per deck to distinguish between decks, or you can print each deck on a variety of colors.  The choice is yours.
    • Laminate your card decks.  While this is not essential, it will open up the possibility of students writing on the card deck if you choose, but more importantly, will make the cards last a lot longer.
    • Cut apart your cards.  The cards are designed to be printed to 100% and fill an entire 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper.  This reduces the number of cuts and eliminates waste.
    • Store them using a method that works for you so you can use them from year-to-year.

    What’s Included

    This Naming Compounds Task Card bundle includes:

    · 144 Task Cards with 72 unique compounds, common uses, and formulas (Full-color, grayscale, and blackline)

    · Student Response Sheets

    · Answer Keys

    Total Pages
    144 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    90 minutes
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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. Examples of properties that could be predicted from patterns could include reactivity of metals, types of bonds formed, numbers of bonds formed, and reactions with oxygen. Assessment is limited to main group elements. Assessment does not include quantitative understanding of ionization energy beyond relative trends.
    Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles. Emphasis is on understanding the strengths of forces between particles, not on naming specific intermolecular forces (such as dipole-dipole). Examples of particles could include ions, atoms, molecules, and networked materials (such as graphite). Examples of bulk properties of substances could include the melting point and boiling point, vapor pressure, and surface tension. Assessment does not include Raoult’s law calculations of vapor pressure.
    Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties. Examples of chemical reactions could include the reaction of sodium and chlorine, of carbon and oxygen, or of carbon and hydrogen. Assessment is limited to chemical reactions involving main group elements and combustion reactions.


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