Intermolecular forces, IMFs, Dispersion forces, dipole-dipole, hydrogen bonding, viscosity, surface tension, solubility
This set of 9 station activities will help your students construct explanations for "out of the classroom experiences" by using their knowledge of intermolecular forces. Students will investigate macroscopic properties such as surface tension, viscosity, solubility, etc. Guiding questions, as well as helpful descriptions at the beginning of each station set will allow your students to investigate intermolecular forces and the properties that result with ease. Great for allowing student to engage in the 3-dimensions of the NGSS!
Learning objectives: Your students will be able to…
•Construct explanations for phenomena by utilizing knowledge of IMFs and macroscopic properties such as surface tension, viscosity, solubility, etc.
Materials your students will need:
Beakers of various sizes
25mL graduated cylinder
10mL graduated cylinder
small test tubes
sodium chloride, NaCl
Mystic sand (or some other hydrophobic sand)
This lab activity includes:
•5-Page lab activity
•Organized data tables
•Teacher’s prep guide
•Picture of station setups
•Station signs + clean up procedures!
Enjoy! (I know your students definitely will!)
Other States of Matter lessons you may be interested in:
Lesson Plan: Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases (KMT)
Lesson Plan: Kinetic Molecular Theory of Liquids (KMT)
Lesson Plan: Kinetic Molecular Theory of Solids (KMT)
Lesson Plan: Phase Diagrams
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States of Matter Power Points - Set of 6!
Labs/activities that reinforce these concepts:
Lab Activity: Polymers aka Making SLIME! Great for a states of matter unit when discussing IM forces!
Station Activities: Intermolecular Forces – A set of 9 stations!
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