Unit Plan

Kinetic Molecular Theory

This Kinetic Molecular Theory unit plan also includes:

Building off young chemists' knowledge of the states of matter, kinetic molecular theory is the focus of the unit. Eight days of lessons including multiple demonstrations, one lab experiment, directed instruction, and worksheets, allowing scholars to understand and apply the concepts and formulas covered.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make popcorn right before class to show how smells diffuse through the air
  • Create a crossword puzzle with the vocabulary words
Classroom Considerations
  • Have student groups complete the activities rather than as teacher demonstrations
  • Requires prior knowledge of graphing and states of matter
  • Comes with a worksheet for each day that can be started in-class and completed for homework
  • Some of the worksheets offer an opportunity for extra credit
  • There are a few incorrectly spelled words throughout
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