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Chemical Symbol Foldable

There isn’t much to this chemical symbol foldable, but there’s something about it that just makes me so happy.  I wanted to come up with a quick reminder for my students about how to write a chemical symbol that identifies the specific isotope we are looking at.

Here’s what our completed interactive notebook page ended up looking like:

Close-up of foldable:

Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

Folding back the flap with the 12 on it shows that 12 represents the mass number of this specific carbon isotope.

Mass Number - Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

Folding back the flap with the 6 on it shows that 6 represents the atomic number of carbon.

Atomic Number - Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

Beneath our mini-foldable, we wrote two equations to help us with atomic number and mass number.

Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

We filled out the table below the equations to practice finding protons, electrons, and neutrons.  The table was inspired by several practice problems I found in Chemistry Workbook for Dummies.

Here’s a close-up of the table:

Proton Neutron Electron Chart for Interactive Notebook in Chemistry or Physical Science

Want a better idea of how I made the chemical symbol foldable?  I designed a template like this in Microsoft Publisher.

Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

Students trimmed around their foldable.  Then, they cut between two of the squares and folded them over.

Proper Chemical Symbol Foldable for Interactive Notebook in Physical Science or Chemistry

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Wednesday 19th of October 2016

nice informative maths love,very interesting...

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