Matter, Atomic Structure, and Bonding: Chemical Names and Symbols

We began the week with Lesson 6, the first lesson Chapter 2.  Students were introduced to the language of chemistry, learning how chemical formulas for compounds are written as collections of elements.  The Lesson 6 PowerPoint defines several important vocabulary terms and prepared students for the lab activity (Lesson 6 worksheet).  For the lab, there 18 different solid and liquid elements and compounds for students to observe (different from those pre-filled on the worksheet).  The observations consumed the remainder of the class period, and students were asked to read Lesson 6 in the textbook in preparation for completing the lesson tomorrow during class.

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