Objective: SWBAT make models of molecules from given molecular formulas.

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1. Learning Profiles

1.1. Visual

1.1.1. Teaching Strategy #1: Draw diagrams of molecules before making three-dimensional models of them

1.1.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Use the PhET computer simulation tool for building molecules [1]

1.2. Kinesthetic

1.2.1. Teaching Strategy #1: Use gum drops and toothpicks to make molecular models

1.2.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Use molecular model kits to build molecules

2. Interests

2.1. Minecraft and other video games

2.1.1. Teaching Strategy #1: Make molecular models in Minecraft or another construction video game

2.1.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Use the PhET computer simulation tool for building molecules [1]

2.2. Reading and creative writing

2.2.1. Teaching Strategy #1: While using the PhET simulation tool, write a brief summary of how to make molecular models using the PhET simulation tool [1]

2.2.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Read an article targeted to middle schoolers about how molecular shape affects the chemical properties of a particular molecule

3. Levels of Readiness

3.1. Below grade level

3.1.1. Teaching Strategy #1: Use a molecular model kit to make models only of very simple molecules (based only on carbon and hydrogen)

3.1.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Write a simple flow chart summarizing how to make models of molecules based only on carbon and hydrogen. Once they've demonstrated mastery of that, move on to more complicated molecules.

3.2. Above grade level

3.2.1. Teaching Strategy #1: Do an extension activity: determine how lone electron pairs affects molecular shape

3.2.2. Teaching Strategy #2: Do an additional PhET simulation, molecular shapes [2] to make models of molecules having structures more complicated than what the standard calls for

4. References

4.1. a. Retrieved from https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-a-molecule

4.2. 2. Retrieved from https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-shapes