Lesson Plan

Properties of Compounds and Chemical Formulas

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Young chemists have unknown compounds they need to sort. Performing three different tests on each, the chemical behaviors they observe become the basis for data analysis. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a chemist to speak to the class
  • Visit a chemical company to tour or ask questions of their staff chemist if possible
Classroom Considerations
  • One of the chemicals is corrosive, so review proper safety and handling procedures
  • The sixth lesson in a series of seven
  • Includes extension activity
  • Lesson provides many differentiation strategies
  • Lists suggested groupings with explanations
  • None
Common Core