Build a Molecule

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How many different molecules can you build? In a simulation, learners make molecules from given atoms. There are numerous collections from which to build three to five molecules from given kits of atoms. Scholars can also view their completed molecules in 3-D and move them around to view from all angles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Model for the class how to build a molecule  and then allow pairs or small groups to try it on their own
  • Have pairs create molecules that are different by one atom, for example, ozone (O3) versus oxygen (O2), and then research these molecules' characteristics
Classroom Considerations

  • Teachers can access related lessons/activities/teacher tips  to the simulation after they create their free accounts
  • Best fits middle school and lower level high school chemistry classes
Pros

  • Simulation can be changed to many different languages
  • Uses high-quality images
  • Easy to manipulate, move, and use for any age
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS