Reflection: Station Rotation The Atom - Flipped - Section 3: Explore


Station work is relatively common in the lower grades and I think it can be a valuable tool to use with middle school students as well.  My students spend a majority of their day sitting down, so I try to have them move around as much as possible.  The use of stations in this lesson encourages students to rotate through three different activities and allows them to move a bit.  Using stations also allows me to work with small groups of students and informally assess student understanding of the topic.  The use of hands on models at one of the stations is helpful for my tactile learners while the use of the online resources helps to make the abstract concepts of protons, neutrons, and electrons more concrete and accessible for my students.

  Working in Stations
  Station Rotation: Working in Stations
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The Atom - Flipped

Unit 2: Chemistry
Lesson 5 of 19

Objective: SWBAT identify the key components of an atom and create an atomic model.

Big Idea: In this lesson students review their flipped notes in order to use pre-made atom models and then to construct their own models of atoms.

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