Counting Elements and Atoms Activities for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of counting elements and atoms. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Counting Elements and Atoms 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Counting Elements and Atoms 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 Counting Elements and Atoms 5E Lesson, students will be able to recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts and coefficients. They will also be able to count the number of elements in a chemical formula.
Counting Elements and Atoms Classroom Experiences
Create a powerful student experience to help solidify students' understanding about counting elements and atoms. The following experience is also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Counting Atoms Escape Room is an immersive experience for your students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of counting atoms and determining if an equation is balanced or not.
Students must use what they have learned, including to recognize that chemical formulas are used to identify substances and determine the number of atoms of each element in chemical formulas containing subscripts; to investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate that new substances with different properties are formed; and o develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved to complete the escape room.
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 counting elements and atoms unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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