After doing first week activities and discussing lab safety, it’s time to start our formal study of chemistry. Yesterday, I decided to have my students complete a frayer model with the definition of chemistry. But, first, I had students create a mind map/concept map/bubble map/whatever you want to call it map of what they thought chemistry was.
I used my group sized dry erase boards that I got last year with a grant. Each group got five minutes to complete the task.
Here’s what my students came up with:
I would like to have students do this activity again at the end of the year to show them just how much they learned about chemistry.
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- How the Periodic Table Really Looks Activity
- Mix and Match Mass Mini Lab
- Spot the Safety Hazards Picture
- Draw an Atom: Before and After Activity
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- Save Fred Activity for the First Week of School
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