After the ionic lesson it was evident that students needed more review of Ionic Compounds.
In this lesson students are given a chance to review Ionic Compounds through performing a group Mineral Project and Bonding Review Worksheet.
I like this lesson because students are able to see a real-world example of Ionic Compounds through exploring a mineral.
Within this lesson there are several resources used for the mineral project:
These are not all necessary, but helpful as you will read about in the Elaborate Part I Section.
For the first part of the lesson, students work with groups to complete a mineral project.
I have students work in their table groups of four. See Unit 1 lesson 1: First Day of Class with information about how I form these groups.
When students are done with their projects I have them work on a Bonding Review Worksheet.
I allow them to continue to work in their groups.
I tell them to make sure to look back at their notes from the previous lessons in the unit if they are stuck, and if they still need help to then ask me for help.
The most common questions students have include:
As students complete the review I have them check their answers with the Bonding Review Answer Key.