Reflection: Rigor Bonds: The Basis For Biology - Section 4: Guided Practice - Covalent Bonds: Sharing Is Caring

 

After reviewing the student work for this lesson I noticed that there was a wide range of mastery for the concepts of chemical bonds. Some of the students were able to connect with the content and really enjoyed the challenge of creating the covalent and ionic bond models.  Other students seemed to struggle with the transfer of knowledge from the periodic table's calculating the number of valence electrons and how the number of valence electrons determined the number of bonds formed in the reaction.  With additional practice of counting the number of valence of electrons for each element and drawing several sample models of the covalent and ionic bonds, the students began to experience a higher level of success and even seemed to enjoy the challenge!

Be patient and take the time to BOND with your students!!!

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Bonds: The Basis For Biology

Unit 4: How It All Happens: An Introduction To Biochemistry
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine if a chemical reaction will result in an ionic or covalent bond based on the location of the elements on the periodic table.

Big Idea: No more guessing! Students will utilize the periodic table and their understanding of atoms to predict the types of bonds that will form during simple chemical reactions.

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