Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Molecular Structure, Lewis Structures, Polarity, Chemical Change | High School
Lab: DIY Triiodide
In this lab, students will investigate how iodine interacts with various substances. They will use color changes to justify whether a chemical or physical change is taking place. This activity is referenced in the October 2019 ChemMatters article called “Cash, Chemistry, and Counterfeiting.”
Covalent Bonding, Lewis Structures, VSEPR Theory, Electronegativity, Polarity | High School
Activity: Properties of Common Molecular Substances
In this activity, students will apply their knowledge of molecular polarity, shape, and intermolecular forces to explain the differences in properties between different covalent substances.
Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Metallic Bonding, Polarity, Intramolecular Forces | High School
Project: Problem-Solving with Materials
In this project, students will develop a presentation to explain how and why a specific material can solve a problem. The explanation will involve researching the properties of the material and how its properties are suited for solving a specific problem.
Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Electronegativity, Lewis Structures, VSEPR Theory | High School
Activity: Modeling Molecular Polarity
In this activity, students will use electronegativity values and their knowledge of covalent bonding to model the bonds in a molecule. Using this information they will learn how to determine the overall polarity of a molecule.
Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Electronegativity | High School
Activity: Modeling Bond Polarity
In this activity, students will model the pull of electrons in a bond between two elements, demonstrating covalent bonding. In particular differentiating between polar and nonpolar bonds.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Lewis Structures, Covalent Bonding | High School
Lab: Exploring Intermolecular Forces and Properties of Liquids
In this lab, students will compare and assess the effects of polarity and intermolecular forces of different liquid samples.
Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Intermolecular Forces | High School
Activity: T-Shirt Chromatography
In this activity, students will learn about solubility, saturation, polarity, and intermolecular forces through chromatography techniques.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Geometry, Melting Point, Boiling Point | High School
Activity: Examining the Strength of Intermolecular Forces of Attraction
In this activity, students will be able to understand the strength of the attractions of the three intermolecular forces (IMFs) and use this information to help identify physical properties of molecules (such as melting point, boiling point or states of matter).
Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Polarity, Electronegativity, Intermolecular Forces, VSEPR Theory, Resonance, Metallic Bonding | High School
Lesson Plan: Chemical Bonding Unit Plan
The AACT high school classroom resource library has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach Chemical Bonding to your students.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Geometry, Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Physical Change | High School
Lesson Plan: An Exploration of Intermolecular Forces
In this lesson students will explore intermolecular forces, and their associated effect on physical and chemical properties. Students will experiment with volatile liquids to investigate their predictions about intermolecular strength.
Covalent Bonding, Lewis Structures, VSEPR Theory, Electronegativity, Polarity, Atomic Radius, Valence Electrons | High School
Project: Molecular Modeling
In this project, students will research a molecule selected from the teacher approved list, construct a three-dimensional model of the molecule, and present their research to the class in a 7-10 minute oral presentation.
Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Geometry, Polarity | High School
Lesson Plan: The Great Race: A Study of van der Waals Forces
In this lesson students will investigate intermolecular attractive forces, van der Waals forces. They will construct models of specified molecules and use the models to identify the van der Waals forces that exist between molecules of each substance (London dispersion forces, dipole-dipole forces and hydrogen bonds). Then, using manometers, teams will perform a series of races to determine which substance has the stronger van der Waals forces.
Periodic Table, Electronegativity, VSEPR Theory, Polarity, Molecular Structure | High School
Activity: Making Connections between Electronegativity, Molecular Shape, and Polarity
In this activity, students will find the electronegativity values of a variety of elements, draw the Lewis structures of select molecules that are made with those elements, and identify the molecular shape of each molecule. Students will then be asked to determine if the molecules are polar or nonpolar based on the electronegativity values of the atoms and the molecular shape. Students will use Ptable.com to find information about atoms and molecules and connect what they find to observable properties.
Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Polarity | High School
Activity: What Makes Water So Special?
In this activity, students will become familiar with the special properties of water by completing several activities that investigate the following physical properties: cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and capillary action.
Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Geometry | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Animation: Solubility Animation
In an animation, students will have an opportunity to visualize on the particulate level how solubility works. Examples of ionic compounds and a polar covalent compound show how when water is attracted to charged parts, they dissolve, and when they're not attracted to charged parts they stay solid. **This video has no audio**
Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Polarity, Molecular Formula | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Animation: Bonding Animation
"In this animation, students will visualize how different chemical bonds form. Examples of ionic, covalent, and polar covalent bonds are animated, and then students are given a sample of compounds to predict the bonding types. **This video has no audio**"
Intermolecular Forces, Physical Change, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity | High School
Activity: Intermolecular Forces Activity
In this activity, students will represent molecules and energy to investigate the different types of intermolecular forces.
Polarity, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Mixture, Physical Properties, Observations | Middle School, Elementary School, High School
Lab: Salad Dressing Science: Emulsions
In this lab, students mix polar and nonpolar substances and then add various emulsifiers to encourage the mixing of the two substances. They use ingredients in salad dressing to relate science to real life scenarios.
Polarity | High School
Lesson Plan: Polarity
In this lesson, students learn some tips about how to determine whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar by question features about Lewis structures and symmetry.
Polarity | High School
Demonstration: Moving Liquids with Electricity: Dielectric Properties of Liquids
In this demo, students investigate the polarity of water using static generated by various materials.
Subtopics: ✖ Polarity
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