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27 resources with the concept electron shells

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Periodic Shuffle

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
No matter how you shuffle the elements, their electron configurations keep them in the same order. How can that be? Introduce the concept of periodicity through a lesson that combines inquiry, discussion, and comparison. Partners...
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Chemistry: How to Write Electron Configuration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Before determining which electrons are available for reactions, scientists identify each atom's electron configuration. An informative video from Socratica's chemistry playlist includes how to write electron configurations. It explains...
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How Atoms Bond - Elements and Compounds Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Build a solid foundation of the different types of chemical bonds. A thorough video lesson discusses the formation of chemical bonds between various element types. The instructor references the periodic table when discussing molecular...
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Electron Configuration of the First 20 Elements in the Periodic Table

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is the periodic table arranged the way it is? As pupils complete the electron configuration of the first 20 elements, they see the relationship to the rows and columns in the periodic table. The video instructor highlights these...
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Energy Levels and Electron Configuration

For Students 9th - 12th
Electron location accounts for many properties of an element. A video lesson describes how to create electron dot diagrams. The instructor discusses electron shells and the number of electrons in each.
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Electrons in Atoms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Electrons could never be Bohring! The presentation covers where you find electrons in an atom. It begins with the Bohr Model, then moves on to the Heisenberg Principle and orbital shapes. It concludes with the concept of electron spin...
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Covalent Bonding

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
You have a joke about covalent bonds? Do share! Discussing the difference in ionic and covalent bonding, the video focuses on electron sharing and molecular orbitals. Video is the third in a series of 15.
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Ionic Bonding

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This instructional video explains how bonds are formed between different atoms. It discusses valence electrons, charges, electron transfer, and Coulomb attraction. It is the second in a 15-part series.
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The Electron

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Electrons don't really exist as particles in an atom, but more as waves which move at different frequencies. Explore electron configurations through learning about their shells and orbitals and how this relates to the periodicity of the...
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Atomic Structure: Elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all relevant, really. Individuals use the scientific method to learn more about elements, atoms, and their placement on the periodic table. They conduct experiments using materials common in nature to explore how elements affect our...
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Covalent Bonds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Share this video with your class and explore the conditions that make covalent bonding possible. Examining the complex series of attractive and repulsive forces that exist between atoms, this video explains how at just the right distance...
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The Aufbau Hotel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A simple analogy helps to explain a complicated concept in this instructional chemistry video. After first listening to a description of a hotel with different types of rooms on different floors, each with its own unique cost, students...
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Unit 2 ~ Atomic Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
As an atomic structure reference and review tool, this handout fits the bill. The first page provides definitions and tables of orbitals, electrons, and energy levels. The second page is an opportunity to practice determining numbers of...
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Periodic Table Notes: Determining # of Shells and Valence Electrons

For Students 7th - 12th
Although the directions say to view a PowerPoint, it is not necessary in order to complete this assignment. Six fill in the blank questions survey the periodic table of elements. A chart follows in which, given the element symbol, young...
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Why and How Atoms Combine

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a top-notch handout to supply your chemistry class with. It covers valence electrons, Lewis diagrams, the octet rule, and more! Technically it is less of a instructional activity than a detailed explanation of these chemical...
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The Atom Board - Making Atoms

For Students 5th - 12th
In this atom instructional activity, chemists learn how to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom using the atomic mass and atomic number. They complete a chart of the subatomic particles and use marbles to...
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Bonding and Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A more thorough PowerPoint on chemical bonds and chemical reactions would be hard to find! Through 108 slides, chemistry learners are taught about how compounds are formed, how to name them, and how to balance chemical equations. They...
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Question - Matter Exam Question 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Looking for a great way to see what young chemists know about atomic structure? In the 14th and final installment in the states of matter series, learners put their skills to the test. The four-part question covers placement of subatomic...
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That's Why Carbon Is A Tramp

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Carbon bonds with one, two, or three atoms in order to gain four electrons and fill its outer shell. Here is a video that explores the chemistry aspects of biology through the lens of carbon. A review of Lewis dot structures begins the...
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Atomic Structure

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A flashy PowerPoint includes clear summaries of atomic structure and electronic configuration. Dot and cross diagrams will help viewers learn how to draw an atom. As a result, learners should be more clear how electronic configuration...
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Bonding Basics - Covalent Bonds

For Students 7th - 10th
First, high school chemists fill in a chart for seven elements to show the numbers of protons, electrons, valence electrons, and electrons needed to full the outer shell. Then combinations of elements are listed. Instructions say simply...
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Chapter 3 Review & Reinforcement Questions/Review of the Mole/"Electron Stuff" Review

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three separate worksheets are rolled into this resource. The first focuses on atomic structure. The second reviews the concept of molar mass. The third relates atomic structure to element light spectra. These are definitely aimed at high...
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Bhopal - Covalent Bonding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the chemicals that leaked in the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, chemists examine covalent bonds. Provide for them the chemical reactions and have them draw Lewis diagrams for the molecules involved. That's about all there is to the...
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Drawing Electron Configuration Diagrams

For Students 9th - 12th
Demonstrate the steps to drawing electron configuration diagrams. A video lesson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the number of electrons in an element and then create the diagrams. The instructor leads your class through...