One of my students recently sent this video clip to me. (Thanks James!) It demonstrates the polarity of water by doing a rather simple experiment, I had never seen this before and can now add this to my bag of tricks! My unofficial theme for this year has been water. Everything we have studied so far this year, relates to water in some way. I tease my students and say that if they don’t remember anything else from 5th grade, they will know the formula for water! =) Enjoy!
Here are some updated pictures of the notebook that we use:
- pg. 84 – Color the Periodic Table Notes, PPT, and Periodic Table (kept in folder)
- pg. 85 – Read About it: BrainPOP- Mendeleev
- pg. 86 – Shells and Valence Electrons Study Guide Notes, PPT
- pg. 87 – Practice: Periods & Groups
- pg. 88 – Atoms Vocab pg. 1
- pg. 89 – Atoms Vocab pg. 2
- pg. 90 – How to Draw Bohr Diagrams: Notes, PPT,
- pg. 91 – Practice: Bohr Diagrams
- pg. 92 – Lewis Structure Notes Booklet/Foldable Pgs 1, 4 & pgs 2, 3, PowerPoint Lesson
- pg. 93 – Practice: Lewis Structures
- pg. 94 – Ionic and Covalent Bonding Notes, Smart Board File
- pg. 95 – Practice – Ionic or Covalent Bond?
“The Atoms Family” is an activity I have used many times and I still enjoy, and the kids get a kick out of it. There is a great power point to go along with it and I reformatted the handouts to fit into their interactive notebooks. I did find a great video clip that another teacher posted showing her class singing the song.
After we sang it, I showed the video to my classes and they thought it was so cool to see these older kids singing the same song. We then did the Atoms Family Math handout. After doing a problem together, I had volunteers come up to the SmartBoard to solve the problems while everyone else tried them on their own, checking their answers with the ones on the board. After the first few problems, they worked at their own pace, and I checked their answers individually.
To glue the handout into the notebook, I folded over the whole left edge into a 1/2 in tab and showed them how to glue the tab part into their notebook so that the handout was attached to the page and they were able to flip the handout back and forth to see both sides.
Here are the handouts and ppt: