Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ionic Bonding

Today after a jump in and going over last nite's homework, students learned about ionic bonding. Ionic bonding happens between metals & nonmetals (positives & negatives). After learning the basics, students practiced with an activity called "speed dating." Students were metals (boys) and nonmetals (girls) and practiced dating, bonding, and naming the ionic bonds they would make with their partners. The funny thing is that being a male did not necessarily make your character a "boy." :) Students really got the hang of bonding, were able to work with and help a variety of partners, and had fun. Pictured are Zack (lead +4) and Sam (carbon -4) on their date.

Homework = Front of Counting Atoms Worksheet

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