Lego Molecules

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Young scientists construct an understanding of molecular compounds in this hands-on science lesson. Using LEGO® to model the atoms of different elements, students build molecules based on the chemical formulas of common compounds.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate this lesson into an introductory chemistry unit in the upper-elementary or middle school grade levels
  • Create laminated copies of the period of table of elements for students to use as a reference during chemistry lessons
  • Use the pages for the "Molecule and Atom Book" as note-taking guides for a research assignment on different elements and compounds
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires LEGO®, which may need to be purchased if none are available in your classroom
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Pros

  • Includes a printable periodic table of elements to serve as a student reference during this lesson
  • Worksheet supports students with identifying the chemical composition of different materials
  • An answer key is provided for the included worksheet
Cons

  • None