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Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds NGSS MS-PS1-1 and Utah SEEd 6.2.1

Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds Distance Learning NGSS MS-PS1-1, Utah SEEd 6.2.1

 Middle School Students will love learning about molecules and atoms in this online unit. Students will learn about the structure of atoms and molecules. They will make models of atoms and molecules. This resource is designed to address the standards

Molecules are a group of two or more atoms that form the smallest identifiable unit into which a pure substance can be divided and still retain the composition and chemical properties of that substance. An atom is a fundamental piece of matter. … An atom itself is made up of three tiny kinds of particles called subatomic particles: protons, neutrons, and electrons. The protons and the neutrons make up the center of the atom called the nucleus and the electrons fly around above the nucleus in a small cloud. A compound is a material formed by chemically bonding two or more chemical elements. The type of bond keeping elements in a compound together may vary: covalent bonds and ionic bonds are two common types. The elements are always present in fixed ratios in any compound. n element is a substance that cannot be broken down into any other substance. Every element is made up of its own type of atom. This is why the chemical elements are all very different from each other. Everything in the universe contains atoms of at least one or more elements.

NGSS MS MS-PS1-1 and Utah SEEd 6.2.1. 

Make models

Students Develop Models

This resource is aligned with MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.[Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on developing models of molecules that vary in complexity. Examples of simple molecules could include ammonia and methanol. Examples of extended structures could include sodium chloride or diamonds. Examples of molecular-level models could include drawings, 3D ball and stick structures, or computer representations showing different molecules with different types of atoms.][Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include valence electrons and bonding energy, discussing the ionic nature of subunits of complex structures, or a complete description of all individual atoms in a complex molecule or extended structure is not required.] and
 
Utah SEEd Standard 6.2.1
Develop models to show that molecules are made of different kinds, proportions, and quantities of atoms. Emphasize understanding that there are differences between atoms and molecules and that certain combinations of atoms form specific molecules. Examples of simple molecules could include water (H2O), atmospheric oxygen (O2), and carbon dioxide (CO2). (PS1.A)

This resource is set up for both distance learning and face to face instruction. There are google slides and google worksheets that students can type directly on. There are also interactive drag and drop slides and other interactive slides.

Students will read informational text passages in a Google slide show.

Google Interactive Slides

This resource also comes with a printable pdf of worksheets and a slide show without the drag and drops for face to face instruction.

Developing Models

Teachers will love the versatility of having both a pdf and google slides to choose from. This resource can be printed or used entirely online. See Mixtures and Solutions

For the hands-on lab, students can use household items, toothpicks, small soft candies, or something else. They will be making models of both an element and molecules.

The resource includes informational text passages, comprehension questions, drag and drop activities, videos, and more.

Developing Models  Elements and Compounds
Students can make models with household items like marshmallows and toothpicks.

Models

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Model of an element, electrons, molecules, and protons
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