Students will model various compounds using the chemical and structural formulas. They will learn how to identify compounds as organic or inorganic. They can research the names of the compounds on the internet or the teacher can provide them with a list.
The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.
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- Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.
- Answer Keys - suggested answer keys for the labs
- CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 3 reflection questions per lab.
- All pages are EDITABLE.
3 Differentiated Labs
Dependent Student Lab
- A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.
Modified Student Lab
- A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.
Independent Student Lab
- A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.
Materials Needed Per Group:
Colored pony beads – 16 white, 5 black, 9 red, 2 purple, 2 orange, 1 yellow (link provided if necessary)
Pipe cleaners (about 15, cut in half to make 30)
Teacher-provided list of compound formulas and names (Water, Sodium Sulfate, Ethanol, Propane, Iron Oxide), or a method to research the names.
TEKS: 7.13.C - Identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, or sulfur.
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