Reflection: Checks for Understanding Bonding Inquiry Activity - Section 5: Evaluate


I felt that the white board review was a good way of assessing my students. However, I thought they would have done better.  It turns out that about half of the students answered only got 50% of the questions correct.  They still struggled with the idea that ionic is metal and nonmetal and some struggled with making correct dot diagrams.

In the future I will provide students with a little more time to process the information and extend the lesson an extra day for some students practice a little more.  A good way to accomplish this would be groups of 3-4 students at various levels working together on Lewis dot diagrams, ionic and covalent identification and charge of ions.

I think in the long run, taking an extra day would benefit all students.

  Post lesson Improvements
  Checks for Understanding: Post lesson Improvements
Loading resource...

Bonding Inquiry Activity

Unit 4: Unit 2-Periodic Table and Bonding
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT differentiate between metals and nonmetals with regard to number of valence electrons, electron behavior and ability to become an anion or cation.

Big Idea: Ionic and covalent bonds result from the gain, loss or sharing of electrons.

  Print Lesson
35 teachers like this lesson
Similar Lessons
When Life Gives You Lemons -- Make a Battery!
High School Chemistry » Redox reactions
Big Idea: Students will plug some electrodes into a lemon and attach them to an LED in order to generate (pun intended!) some questions about electricity and metals.
Westhampton, MA
Environment: Suburban
Keith  Wright
Introduction to Electron Orbital Levels
High School Chemistry » Electron Configuration & Bonding
Big Idea: The organization of the periodic table is usful for identifying different electron energy levels, including orbital sublevels.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
Emilie Hill
Periodic Table Trends
High School Chemistry » Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Big Idea: Ionization energy, electronegativity, and atomic size display characteristic trends on the Periodic Table.
Chula Vista, CA
Environment: Urban
Rachel Meisner
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload