atom atom molecule lesson

Atom + Atom = Molecule – Lesson

From those tiniest of building blocks called atoms, we move up to molecules.  There are millions of different types of molecules in the universe but we know a few things they have in common.

In this lesson we will

  • Experiment with ionic and covalent molecular bonds
  • Create our own “polymer chain”
  • Play with a polymer and change it

Time to Complete

15 + minutes

Concepts

Molecules & polymers

Vocabulary

Molecules, ionic bonding, covalent bonding,  endothermic reaction, exothermic reaction, monomer, polymer

Skills Highlight

K-2

Core Concept: Critical

Skill: Observe

  • Although molecules are too small to see with the naked eye, we can still observe some of their properties.

3-5

Core Concept: Critical

Skill: Observe

  • Although molecules are too small to see with the naked eye, we can still observe some of their properties.

 

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