Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Lewis Structures - Section 2: Engage


When reviewing lewis structures with students I realized that I should have gone over the formation of Ionic Bonds with lewis sructures. 

Next year I will add in a question where students write the formation of an ionic compound such as the bond formed when Calcium and Chlorine bond.  See Unit 3 Lesson 4 for more details on these types of bonds.

This way students will directly link what they learned about the transfer of electrons from a metal to non-metal in ionic compounds versus the sharing of electrons with bonds in covalent compounds.

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Lewis Structures

Unit 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to write Lewis Structures for covalent compounds as demonstrated by filling in notes, making molecules, and performing whiteboard practice.

Big Idea: Lewis Dot Structures can be used to show how covalent compounds share electrons between atoms.

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