Lesson Plan

Chemical Bonds

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How are chemical bonds similar and how are they different? Provide your young chemists with the resources to more thoroughly understand the concepts of ionic and covalent bonds. Pupils research these topics, diagram examples of each bond, and complete a model that creatively integrates applicable characteristics of their chosen bond.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into four groups to write a children’s book that fully describes bond types
  • Have advanced students research polyatomic ions to explain their bonding method and provide visual depictions of each researched ion
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide assistance with book creation, especially for ESL/ELL learners or other individuals with specific needs
  • The fifth in a series of seven related resources
  • Provides a detailed explanation of the difference between ionic and covalent bonds
  • Multiple opportunities for differentiated learning and other modifications as needed
  • May require additional resources, such as art supplies or other materials, depending on type of model students wish to create