Reflection: ELL Students Ionic Bonds: Formation and Naming - Section 2: Engage


To help students remember the types of bonds I have them perform Periodic Table Aerobics. 

  • This entails having students move their hands to demonstrate where on the Periodic Table metals, non-metals, and metalloids are found.  Additionally students indicate what they need to form Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic bonds. 
  • I find that this is extremely helpful for my kinesthetic learners, and my English Language Learners.
  • This video of my classroom shows me leading the students in aerobics.

  ELL Students: Kinesthetic Learners in Chemistry
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Ionic Bonds: Formation and Naming

Unit 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to explain how ionic bonds are formed and name ionic compounds through taking notes, performing an activity, doing whiteboards, and performing practice questions.

Big Idea: Ionic compounds are formed when electrons are transferred from metals to nonmetals.

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