Chemical Bonds Activities for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of chemical bonds. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Chemical Bonds 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Chemical Bonds Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Chemical Bonds 5E Lesson, students will be able to identify covalent and ionic bonding, why compounds bond, and how valence electrons relate to chemical bonds.
The Chemical Bonds Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.
Students will use atom cards and beads to model the differences between ionic and covalent bonds.
The Chemical Bonds Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.
These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.
These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.
Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.
Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the chemical bonds unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
- Why do compounds bond?
- How are valence electrons related to chemical bonds?
- What is a covalent bond?
- What is ionic bonding?
- MS PS1-2 - Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred
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