User login


Ionic Bonding Puzzle Lab


Source Institutions

    The Exploratorium

Add to listGo to activity
Ionic Bonding Puzzle Lab

In this activity, learners create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created. Learners record their data in a table and draw conclusions by answering discussion questions with their peers and writing a report.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 14 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Model pieces
  • Ionic Bonding Puzzle Lab Notes
  • Scissors

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
      • Chemical Reactions
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure
      • Elements and Periodic Table
      • Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Smith, Woody

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Exploratorium,

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: